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Where did the English Hunton family come from? What is the English Hunton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hunton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hunton family history?The ancestors of the Hunton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in one of the various settlements called Hunton in the counties of Hampshire, Kent, and the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hunton include Hunton, Huntoon and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunton research. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1610, 1600 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Hunton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Hunton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hunton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hunton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hunton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hunton 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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