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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, who settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630

Bunney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bartholomew Bunney, who settled in New England in 1759
  • Mary Ann Bunney, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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)



  • William E. Bunney, American neuroscientist
  • Sydney John Bunney (1877-1928), English late Impressionist artist; he lived in Coventry and did over 500 drawings of early 20th-century Coventry
  • John Wharlton Bunney (1828-1882), English topographical and landscape artist
  • Elliot Bunney (b. 1966), Scottish athlete, silver medal holder at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games
  • Lauren Bunney (b. 1988), British actress
  • Andrew Bunney, Scientist and Educator

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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 19 June 2017 at 08:12.

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