A few Buntings have become famous in their own countries, some even internationally. Common spheres of high accomplishment include:
- Politics, social justice and religion
- The arts – music, poetry, sculpture
- Journalism, writing, television and film production
- Engineering and mathematics, to a lesser extent
A Bunting, Heinrich Bünting (1545–1606), was one of the earliest world map makers, and an astoundingly accurate one for his time. He depicts Western Australia in 1581 almost 200 years before Captain Cook “discovered” Australia and 25 years before the Dutch stumbled on the west coast of Australia. A Lutheran pastor and theologian, Heinrich produced other “fantasy” world maps, best described as religiously conceptual
TOP 12 FAMOUS BUNTINGS
OTHER NOTABLE BUNTINGS
…some you may recognise, others not:
Madeleine Bunting: English writer and formally associate editor and journalist at The Guardian newspaper in England.
Thomas Bunting: Founder (in 1895) of the New Zealand Christchurch-based brushware company, Bunting & Co, which was a household name in NZ and Pacific Islands until 1961 when the company ceased operating under that name.
Thomas Lathrop Bunting: A nineteenth century American politician (Democrat) and businessman.
William Bunting: An English rugby union international player and captain for England around the turn of the twentieth century.
Robert Franklin Bunting: an American Presbyterian minister, freemason and Confederate chaplain.
Jo Bunting: An English TV presenter and producer, and radio personality.
Arthur Bunting: A northern English professional rugby league footballer and coach, active from the 1950s to 1980s.
Phillip Bunting: a children’s “picture book” author and illustrator from Queensland Australia.
John Bunting: A London-born English sculptor and teacher, and father of Madeleine Bunting.
Sandra Bunting: A Canadian author, poet and contributor to journalism.
William Bunting: An English eco-warrior, perhaps a man before his time.
Ronald Bunting: Major Ronald Terence Bunting was a Northern Ireland unionist and well-known political figure whose son Ronnie served in the IRA.
Ronnie Bunting: Ronnie was a protestant Irish republican, a member of the IRA and founding member and ultimately leader of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), and who was assassinated aged 32 in 1980.
Frank Bunting: Frank was a Northern Irish teacher and prominent teaching trade unionist leader frequently in the news.
Jolene Bunting: Jolene is a Belfast City councillor also frequently in the news.
David Bunting: David of “Buntimation” is an animator, producer and director who has worked on well-known animated films and series such as “Shaun the Sheep” and “Bob the Builder”.
Sarah Maclardie Amos nee Bunting: Born in 1841, Sarah was women well ahead of her time, a political and social activist in several areas including women’s and children’s health and women’s suffrage (along with Florence Nightingale). Sarah was sister of Sir Percy and granddaughter of Jabez Bunting.
Sidney Percival Bunting: After serving in the British Army (2nd Anglo-Boer War, he remained in South Africa firstly as a lawyer, then left wing politician. A pacifist and like his father Sir Percy an editor (of the International), Sidney joined the communist party and agitated black African workers to rebel.
Dave Bunting: Dave is an ex-British Army mountaineering specialist and Mount Everest expedition leader.
David Tibet: A poet, musician and artist, David Michael Bunting born in Malaysia is now commonly known as David Tibet.