When Dora Mae Bunting was born on 9 June 1894, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, her father, John Asbury Bunting, was 22 and her mother, Susan Anne Hudson, was 17. She married Frank George Truitt on 22 May 1910, in Roxana, Sussex, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1900 and District 5, Worcester, Maryland, United States in 1910. She died on 12 February 1927, in Selbyville, Sussex, Delaware, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Williamsville, Sussex, Delaware, United States.
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English bunting ‘corn bunting’, perhaps used of a short, plump person. Compare Bunt and Scots buntin ‘short and thick’, Welsh bontin ‘rump’, bontinog ‘large-buttocked’.
History: Sarah Bunting (1686–1762), born in Matlock, Derbyshire, became a noted Quaker minister in Cross Wicks, NJ. It is believed but not certain that other members of her family, including her father, John Bunting, came with her to NJ sometime before 1704, when her marriage to William Murfin is recorded.