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Bunce Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Bunce Families

  • Number of Bunce families
     81 - 160
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bunce families
     227 - 452
     76 - 226
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bunce families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bunce Family Origin

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Bunce Immigration Information

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Bunce Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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