Bunyan Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Bunda, Bunt, Banyas, Bussan, Bulman, Burman, Buchan, Susan, Budman

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Bunyan Family Origin

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Bunyan Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bunyan family was Gen Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bunyan. The most common Bunyan occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Bunyan's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Gen Labourer


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Bunyan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bunyan. For the veterans among your Bunyan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bunyan Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bunyan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bunyan in 1954 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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