Hundt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Hundt is of patronymic origin, deriving from the first name of the father of the original bearer. Hundt 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."

Early Origins of the Hundt family

The surname Hundt was 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 Hundt 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.

Important Dates for the Hundt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hundt research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1449, 1450, 1484, 1505, 1506, 1518, 1519, 1537, 1555, 1568, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Hundt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hundt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hunn, Hun, Hunne, Hunel, Hundt and others.

Early Notables of the Hundt family (pre 1700)

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Hundt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hundt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Hundt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Johann Georg Hundt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • Georg Hundt, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Hundt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Phil Hundt, who arrived in America in 1867 [1]
  • Christian Hundt, who arrived in America in 1867 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hundt (post 1700)

  • Reed Hundt, American Chairman of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) from 1993 to 1997
  • Reed E. Hundt, American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Communications Commission, 1993-97; Chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1993-97 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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