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Buntain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Buntain family


The surname Buntain was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, 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 Buntain family


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Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1489, 1605, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Buntain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buntain Spelling Variations


The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Buntain has been spelled Buntin, Bunten, Bunton, Bunting, Buntain, Buntaine, Buntine, Bontine, Buntyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Buntain family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Buntain family to Ireland


Some of the Buntain family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Buntain family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Buntain Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Duncan Buntain, aged 21, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
  • Mary Buntain, aged 25, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • James Buntain, aged 21, who arrived in America from Kilmalcolm, Scotland, in 1913
  • Malcolm D. Buntain, aged 25, who arrived in America from Inverness, Scotland, in 1913
  • Robert Buntain, aged 25, who arrived in America from Inverary, Scotland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buntain (post 1700)


  • Bailey Buntain, American actress and dancer

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