Bunce Family History

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Bunce Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Perhaps a respelling of Bunts. Probably an altered spelling of Swiss German Bunz or Bünz, from Alemannic bunz ‘little barrel’, hence a nickname for a short fat man, or of German Banz, or from pet form of an Old High German personal name Bun(n)o, of unexplained etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bence, Bunge, Bunde, Buege, Bueche, Budde, Bunts, Bunte, Busse, Duce

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Bunce Family Origin

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Bunce Family Occupations

What did your Bunce ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bunce occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Bunce's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bunce. A less common occupation for the Bunce family was Manufactor Patent Mak..

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Manufactor Patent Mak.


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Bunce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Bunce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bunce census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bunce. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bunce. For the veterans among your Bunce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bunce Life Expectancy

What is the average Bunce lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bunce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bunce in 1944 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bunce

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bunce ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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