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The Bunyon surname comes from the Old French word "bugne," meaning "swelling," or "protuberance," and as such was most likely originally a nickname for someone disfigured by a lump or hump. As the French term bugnon, from the same root was also used to describe a type of puffed-up fruit tart, the surname may also have arisen as an occupational name for a baker of such items.

Bunyon Early Origins



The surname Bunyon was first found in Cheshire 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. A family of this name has long been established in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, where the name is on record from 1199.

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Bunyon Spelling Variations


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Bunyon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bunyon, Banyen, Benion, Benyan, Benyon, Bunyan, Bunyen, Banion, Banyan and many more.

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Bunyon Early History


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Bunyon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunyon research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1628 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Bunyon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bunyon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bunyon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bunyon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bunyon In Ireland


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Bunyon In Ireland



Some of the Bunyon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bunyon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Bunyon who settled in Georgia in 1733 with his wife and two daughters
  • Anne Bunyon, who settled in New England in 1754
  • James Bunyon, who settled in New England in 1764

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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