Early Origins of the Bunton family
The surname Bunton 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 Bunton family
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Bunton Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Bunton has appeared as Buntin, Bunten, Bunton, Bunting, Buntain, Buntaine, Buntine, Bontine, Buntyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Bunton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bunton family to Ireland
Some of the Bunton 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bunton family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them:
Bunton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Bunton, who settled in New England in 1673
Bunton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Margaret Bunton, who arrived in New York in 1822
Bunton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Bunton, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
- Robert Bunton, aged 35, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
Contemporary Notables of the name Bunton (post 1700)
- Haydn William Bunton (1911-1955), Australian rules football player
- Hedley Percival Bunton (1906-1997), Australian Minister in the Congregational Church
- Emma Lee Bunton (b. 1976), English pop singer, songwriter