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The name Bunny is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Bunny was a Norman name used for 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.

Bunny Early Origins



The surname Bunny 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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Bunny Spelling Variations


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Bunny Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bunney, Bunny, Buny, Bunnie and others.

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Bunny Early History


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Bunny Early History



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

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Bunny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bunny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bunny 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Bunny name or one of its variants:

Bunny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Bunny, who landed in Virginia in 1661
  • Richard Bunny who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his wife and daughter

Bunny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bunny, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunny (post 1700)



  • Rupert Charles Wulsten Bunny (1864-1947), Australian artist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Bunny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bunny 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 12 April 2014 at 01:33.

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