The name Bunnyand is from the rugged landscape of Wales
. It is a Celtic name that was derived from the Welsh personal name
Enion, which was also spelled Einion and Eignon. The surname Bunnyand features the distinctive Welsh patronymic
prefix ab-. The original form of the name was ab- Enion,but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.
Early Origins of the Bunnyand family
The surname Bunnyand was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bunnyand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunnyand research.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1046, 1628 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Bunnyand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bunnyand Spelling Variations
have an extremely large amount of spelling variations
of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales
were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Bunnyand have included Bunyon, Banyen, Benion, Benyan, Benyon, Bunyan, Bunyen, Banion, Banyan, O'Banion, O'Benyon and many more.
Early Notables of the Bunnyand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bunnyand family to Ireland
Some of the Bunnyand family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bunnyand family to the New World and Oceana
families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North America. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh
anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh
immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Bunnyand were found: Robert Bunyon who settled in Georgia in 1733 with his wife and two daughters; James Bunyon settled in New England
in 1764; Anne Bunyon settled in New England