8446. George BUNKER23 died on May 16, 1658 in Ipswich, MA. Savage states in the Genealogical Dictionary that George Bunker, the first of the name in America, resided at Ipswich. He was the son of William, a French Huguenot, who fled to England to avoid the religious persecution to which he was subjected in France. In its original the name was Bon Coeur: corrupted to Bunker doubtless through the phonetic spelling of the time. " George BUNKER and Jane GODFREY were married about 1645.