From "Bon Coeur" - a good heart
The first of this family in America was George Bunker and all that is known of him is that he was a French Hugenot who resided in England before he came to this country and settled in Topsfield Mass. He married Jane Godfrey and had five children of whom three are of interest to us. He died by drowning soon after his last child was born and his widow with four of her children moved to Nantucket where she married Richard Swain. She died in 1662, being the first death of a white person on the Island. The Bunkers became very large owners of land on the Island succeeding to one half interest of William Piles holdings.
Children of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey are:
Georges Father was Quilluame William Boncoeur, born 1600 in Nancy, Meuse, France; died ? in England. George was the son of Guillaume Bonecourt, born 1580 in Nancy, Meuse, France; died Unknown. He married Anne Gossellive Abt. 1599.