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Bunting Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English bunting ‘corn bunting’ perhaps used of a short plump person. Compare Bunt and Scots buntin ‘short and thick’ Welsh bontin ‘rump’ bontinog ‘large-buttocked’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bunning, Banning, Hunting, Cutting, Bensing, Bunin, Benning, Gutting

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Where is the Bunting family from?

You can see how Bunting families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bunting family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bunting families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 60 Bunting families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Bunting's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bunting families in 1911.
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What did your Bunting ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bunting. 37% of Bunting men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Trapper
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Bunting. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bunting census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bunting. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Bunting. For the veterans among your Bunting ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bunting lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bunting life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bunting in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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