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Where did the Scottish Bunting family come from? What is the Scottish Bunting family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bunting family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bunting family history?


Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Bunting has been spelled Buntin, Bunten, Bunton, Bunting, Buntain, Buntaine, Buntine, Bontine, Buntyn and many more.

First found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), 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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunting research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1489, 1605, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Bunting History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Bunting Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Bunting family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Bunting Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Bunting settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Rich Bunting, aged 17, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Samuel Bunting, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678
  • Sarah Bunting settled in Barbados in 1678 with her husband Samuel
  • Samuel Bunting who arrived in New Jersey in 1678

Bunting Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Quendam Bunting, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Samuel Bunting who settled in Pennsylvania in 1725
  • William Bunting who settled in Maryland in 1776
  • William Bunting who arrived at New York in 1795
  • William Bunting, who arrived in New York in 1795

Bunting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Bunting who arrived in Delaware in 1813
  • Matthew Bunting, aged 28, landed in Delaware in 1813
  • W. Bunting who was registered in San Francisco in 1851
  • W Bunting, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Bunting Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Roland Bunting U.E (b. 1739) who settled in Loch Lomond, Rothesay, New Brunswick c. 1783 died in 1839

Bunting Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bunting arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • Eliza Bunting arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849

Bunting Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Bunting, aged 31, a potter, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Bunting, aged 29, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Mary Bunting, aged 6, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Anne Bunting, aged 3, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • George Bunting, aged 1 month, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875


  • John James Bunting (b. 1913), American physician
  • John Bunting (b. 1925), American banker
  • Josiah Bunting III (b. 1939), American Rhodes scholar and college president
  • James Whitney Bunting (b. 1913), President of Oglethorpe University, Altlanta, Georgia (1953-1955)
  • Arthur Hugh Bunting (b. 1917), British scientist and educator
  • Professor Arthur Bunting, Agriculture
  • Sir John Bunting, High Commissioner to Australia
  • Basil Bunting (1900-1985), English modernist poet
  • Mr. James Bunting (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Paddington, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Harry Bunting, English Stoker 1st Class from Dorset, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking


  • Anthony Bunting and Ellen Barker of Matlock, England: Descendants of Sons in America by Elizabeth Potts Koleda.

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The Bunting Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bunting 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.

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