Bunyan Family History

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Bunyan Name Meaning

English (Bedfordshire): nickname for someone disfigured by a lump or hump, from a diminutive of Old French bugne ‘swelling’, ‘protuberance’. The term bugnon was also applied to a kind of puffed-up fruit tart, and so the surname may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a baker of these.

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


Similar surnames: Bunda, Bunt, Banyas, Bussan, Bulman, Burman, Buchan, Susan, Budman

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Bunyan Family Origin

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Bunyan Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bunyan family was Labourer. The most common Bunyan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Bunyan's were Farmers. Farmer, Foreman and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bunyan.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Foreman

    8%
  • Hotel Keeper

    8%
  • Labourer

    8%

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Bunyan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bunyan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bunyan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bunyan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bunyan. For the veterans among your Bunyan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bunyan Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bunyan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bunyan in 1954 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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