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Bunce Family History

This unusual and interesting surname is of Old French and Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources, each with its own derivation and meaning. Firstly, it may be Norman-French, and derives from a nickname for a "good" person, from the Old French "bon", good, itself from the Latin "bonus". The name was introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066, and may have been bestowed in a complimentary or ironic sense on a "good" person. The second possible source is also from a nickname, which is found recorded mainly in the north of England, as "Bain", and was given to an exceptionally tall, lean person.

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My connection to Bunce is via my fathers family HewittHewett. His grandmother was Eliza Bunceaka Mary Ann and Pollyborn in BHam 1861 and died 1954 in London. Eliza married my ggrandfather William Hewitt 1883 in London. Elizas father was Joseph Bunce,born Limerick City 1837,came to England with parentssiblings c1850 and died 1884 London. He was a bootmaker by trade.His father was George,also a bootmaker,born Limerick City c1805 and died Aston,Warks 1858. Grateful for any further info on the Bunce family in Limerick City. Bob H

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