Bunt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bunt family

The surname Bunt was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Bunt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunt research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1768 is included under the topic Early Bunt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bunt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bunt, Bünt, Buntz, Bunting, Buntinx, Buntinz and others.

Early Notables of the Bunt family (pre 1700)

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Bunt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bunt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Bunt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]
Bunt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Bunt, who landed in America in 1788 [1]
Bunt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johanna Bunt, who landed in New York, NY in 1835 [1]
  • W N Bunt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Herman Bunt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]

Bunt migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bunt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Bunt (b. 1809), aged 24, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 31st December 1833, sentenced for 7 years for stealing a coat, transported aboard the ship "Surrey" on 9th April 1834 to New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. John Bunt, (b. 1805), aged 43, Cornish agricultural labourer from Warleggan, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [3]
  • Mrs. Mary Bunt, (b. 1815), aged 33, Cornish settler from Michaelstow, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [3]
  • Miss Elizabeth Bunt, (b. 1838), aged 10, Cornish settler from Cardinham, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [3]
  • Mr. John Bunt, (b. 1840), aged 8, Cornish settler from Cardinham, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bunt migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bunt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Bunt, (b. 1849), aged 25, Cornish settler departing on 10th September 1874 aboard the ship "Cospatrick" to Auckland, New Zealand the ship was lost at sea killing everyone on board [4]
  • Mrs. Sarah Bunt, (b. 1849), aged 25, Cornish settler departing on 10th September 1874 aboard the ship "Cospatrick" to Auckland, New Zealand the ship was lost at sea killing everyone on board [4]
  • Miss Ann Bunt, (b. 1848), aged 27, Cornish settler departing on 7th September 1875 aboard the ship "Waitangi" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 7th December 1875 [5]
  • Mr. James Bunt, (b. 1849), aged 26, Cornish settler departing on 7th September 1875 aboard the ship "Waitangi" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 7th December 1875 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bunt (post 1700)

  • Raymond Bunt Jr., American politician, Republican Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1983-2006)
  • The Very Reverend Frederick Darrell Bunt CB OBE (1902-1977), English Chaplain of the Fleet, Archdeacon of the Royal Navy from 1956 to 1960
  • J.S. Bunt, Australian biologist at Mawson Station in 1956, eponym of Mount Bunt, Antarctica
  • Arend Jantinus "Arie" van de Bunt (b. 1969), former Dutch water polo goalkeeper

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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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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