Bunsche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Bunsche. The name was found in the lands of Perthshire since the early 15th century.

Early Origins of the Bunsche family

The surname Bunsche was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. The family dates back to the first half of the 15th century in this area. "Alexander Bunshe held a land in the burgh in 1444. William Bunch also held land there and John Bunche was witness there c. 1450. [1]

Early History of the Bunsche family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunsche research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1508, 1551, 1526, 1468, 1478, 1488, 1505, 1508 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bunsche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bunsche Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Bunsche has appeared Bunch, Bunsche, Bunche and others.

Early Notables of the Bunsche family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bunsche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bunsche family

Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Bunsche: Robert Bunch who settled in Maryland in 1742; William Bunch settled in Philadelphia in 1850; Alexander Bunch settled in New York City with his wife in 1820..



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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