Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname, of Norman origin, for a reliable or good-hearted person, from Old French bon ‘good’ + cuer ‘heart’ (Latin cor).
  • German : variant of Boenker.
  • Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, was named as land assigned in 1634 to George Bunker of Charlestown, who had emigrated from Odell in Bedfordshire, England.