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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

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Bunyan Family Origin

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Bunyan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Teamster

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bunyan family was Teamster. The most common Bunyan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Bunyan's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bunyan.

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Bunyan Life Expectancy

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