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Where did the German Hunn family come from? What is the German Hunn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hunn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hunn family history?The ancient and distinguished German surname Hunn is of patronymic origin, deriving from the first name of the father of the original bearer. Hunn comes from "Huno," which is a personal name of unclear origin; it may be derived from "Hun," the name of the Asiatic race of nomads who ravaged Europe during the 5th century, or from "Hunn," the Old Norse diminutive meaning "little bear."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hunn, Hun, Hunne, Hunel, Hundt and others.
First found in Swabia, where the name is thought to have emerged. The name dates back as far as 1270, when Rudi Huno was working as a tax collector in Basel. The young Hunn family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunn research. Another 204 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1449, 1450, 1484, 1505, 1506, 1518, 1519, 1537, 1555, 1568, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Hunn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hunn Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hunn Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hunn Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hunn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hunn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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