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Bunt Name Meaning

English: from an unrecorded Middle English bunt ‘something swollen’ related to modern English bunt ‘swelling bag-like end of a net or sail’ and to Middle English bunting ‘small bird corn bunting’. The name could have been a nickname given to a plump person. Derivation from Middle English bonte bunte ‘sieve’ is formally also possible but less likely. English: alternatively from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Bunt(e) Old English Bunt(a) perhaps derived from the same sense as in 1 above. Dutch (mainly Van de Bunt): habitational name for someone who lived at a place called after its vegetation which consisted of bunt grass i.e. a meadow with tufts of a tough kind of grass. In some cases also German: from Middle High German bunt a term which originally described black and white coloration specifically of a fur. Later by extension it came to denote the fur itself. It was probably applied as a nickname but in which sense is no longer clear and the matter is further complicated by the fact that in some areas bunt meant ‘multicolored’ (its modern meaning is ‘colorful’). This surname is very rare in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Butt, Burt, Hunt, Funt, Belt, Banz, Blunt, Bolt, Best, Quint

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You can see how Bunt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bunt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bunt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Bunt families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Bunt's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bunt families in 1840.
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What did your Bunt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bunt. 22% of Bunt men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bunt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bunt were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

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

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What is the average Bunt lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bunt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bunt in 1959 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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