Welcome to the Bunn Heritage page! The name Bunn has been around for about 1000 years. It probably came from France as a derivation of Good or 'Bon'.
Somewhere around the time of the third crusade a distant relative did something to earn a crest. I converted the text of Lighting Ancestral Lamps by William Benton Bunn to html, which you can find at this link. Also I found the online version of History of the Bunn Family by French.

To see our Bunn History Pages Click Here.


The first Bunn in our line came to the colonies in 1650. His name was Matthew and he was a sea captain. He wed Hester Miles in Salem, 1651, and moved to Boston in 1653.


Moved from Penn. to Ohio in a covered wagon, 1806. Then to Olney, Illinois, 1751, with whole family. Pioneer-Blacksmith

Hyatt 1 - Betsy

Bens' first born in Illinois. Raised on farm to frontier life. Wed Betsy Hazard, 1st cousin to Cmdr. Perrys.

Hyatt IV - Ruth

Dad was born in Olney, and raised in Bloomington. Moved to Calif. at end of WWII. Wed Ruth Quatkemeier 1952.

Spinning Cross

The cross cresents Used in 3rd crusade: symbol of victory.

The Bunn Crest

Ostrich head means fast. Palm branch for crusader.Click the icon to read more about it.



Our family has always had a love for travel.



Special thanks go to Joe and Louise Bunn, from Olney who enriched our lives with a book about where we came from, and welcomed us into the fold.
If  you think you might be related, and have any questions, please e-mail.


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