Bunnet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bunnet family
The surname Bunnet was first found in Berwickshire where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Faringdon where they held a manor and estates in that shire. The earliest record was of Robert Burnett in 1128. Later, an Alexander Burnard or Burnett went north with King Robert I and acquired lands in the forest of Drum. He was also granted the barony of Tulliboyll in Kincardine. Roger Burnard, his successor, had four sons, Goufrid, Ralph, Walter, and Richard. Crathes Castle is the family seat; it dates from 1553, and contains some extraordinary 16th century painted ceilings.
Early History of the Bunnet family
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Bunnet Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Burnett, Burnet, Burnatt, Burnat and others.
Early Notables of the Bunnet family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Alexander Burnard of the barony of Tulliboyll. Alexander Burnet (1615-1684), a Scottish clergyman, Bishop of Aberdeen (1663-1664), Archbishop of Glasgow...
Migration of the Bunnet family to Ireland
Some of the Bunnet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Bunnet family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jo and Nicholas Burnett who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed by Samuel in 1648; and Abigail in 1698; John Burnett settled in Barbados in 1685; the Burnetts also settled in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Courage grows stronger at the wound.