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Early Origins of the Hun family

The surname Hun was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Hun family

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Hun Spelling Variations

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 Hun include Hungate, Hungatt, Hongate, Hongatt, Hungett, Hungete, Hongett, Hangett, Hangate and many more.

Early Notables of the Hun family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Philip Hungate, 1st Baronet of Saxton, Yorkshire (died 1655); Sir Francis Hungate, 2nd Baronet (1643-c. 1682); Sir Philip Hungate, 3rd Baronet (1661-1690)...
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Hun Ranking

In France, the name Hun is the 9,367th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [1]

United States Hun migration to the United States +

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:

Hun Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Harmen T Hun, who landed in Albany, NY in 1661 [2]
Hun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matys Hun, who landed in New York in 1709 [2]
  • Johannes Hun, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [2]
  • Valentine Hun, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Hun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rachael Hun, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [2]

Canada Hun migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hun Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Hun, who arrived in Canada in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Hun (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Hun, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1793-95 [3]

  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook