Bunnell Family History
Bunnell Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from Bunwell in Norfolk. The placename is from Old English bune ‘reed’ + wella ‘spring stream’. Old forms of the surname suggest a second non-habitational source. (of Norman origin): possibly from French Bunel a shortened form of Busonal a nickname derived from buson ‘buzzard’ used for someone considered simple silly.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022