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The Bunney family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans that came to England following their Conquest of England in 1066. The Bunney name reveals that an early member was a bunn, or literally from the Old French word bonne which means good. Others think the name could have been from place Bougnies, a Norman village in Belgium.

Bunney Early Origins



The surname Bunney was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bunney Spelling Variations


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Bunney Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bunney family name include Bunney, Bunny, Buny, Bunnie and others.

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Bunney Early History


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Bunney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunney research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bunney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bunney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bunney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bunney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bunney family to immigrate North America:

Bunney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Bunney settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630

Bunney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bartholomew Bunney settled in New England in 1759
  • Mary Ann Bunney, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

Bunney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Bunney his brother settled in Barbados in the same year

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunney (post 1700)



  • John Wharlton Bunney (1828-1882), English topographical and landscape artist
  • Lauren Bunney (b. 1988), British actress
  • Andrew Bunney, Scientist and Educator
  • Elliot Bunney (b. 1966), British athlete, silver medal holder at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Bunney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bunney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 February 2015 at 00:20.

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