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Bunsen Early Origins



The surname Bunsen was first found in Prussia, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired new estates, often beyond the original region which, combined with their contributions to society, succeeded in elevating their social status.

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Bunsen Spelling Variations


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Bunsen Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bunsen include Bunsen, Bunssen, Bunnsen, Bunsenn, Buntsen, Bundsen, Bunser, Bunsel, Bunsele, Bunsle, Bunsser, Bunssel, Bunssele, Bunnser, Bunnsel and many more.

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Bunsen Early History


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Bunsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunsen research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1857, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Bunsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bunsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bunsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bunsen 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



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bunsens to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Bunsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Bunsen, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Gustav Bunsen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Gustavus Bunsen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • George Bunsen, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1839
  • George Bunsen, who settled in Clare County, Illinois in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunsen (post 1700)



  • Christian Bunsen (1770-1837), German chief librarian of Göttingen and professor of modern philology
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (1811-1899), German chemist. With his laboratory assistant, Peter Desaga, he developed the Bunsen burner
  • Frances Bunsen (1791-1876), Baroness Bunsen, Welsh painter and author
  • Christian Karl Josias Bunsen (1791-1860), Prussian diplomat

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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    11. ...

    The Bunsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bunsen 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 10 February 2015 at 14:17.

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