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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

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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