The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought many new words to England
from which surnames were formed. Bunter was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a bunn,
or literally from the Old French word bonne
which means good.
Others think the name could have been from place Bougnies,
a Norman village in Belgium.
Early Origins of the Bunter family
The surname Bunter was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bunter family
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Bunter Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bunney, Bunny, Buny, Bunnie and others.
Early Notables of the Bunter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bunter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bunter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Bunter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Calpurnia.htm