Bunting Family History

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Bunting Name Meaning

English: nickname from some fancied resemblance to the songbird (Emberiza spp.). German: patronymic from an unexplained Frisian-Lower Saxon personal name, or a derivative of Bunt- (see Bunten).

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

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

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Bunting Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bunting name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bunting. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bunting Family Origin

Where is the Bunting family from?

Bunting Family Occupations

What did your Bunting ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bunting family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bunting. The most common Bunting occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Bunting's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bunting ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bunting Historical Records

What Bunting family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bunting. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Bunting Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bunting

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bunting ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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