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The Anglo-Saxon name Hungerford comes from when the family resided in the market town and civil parish of Hungerford, a market town and civil parish in Berkshire, 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Newbury. It dates back to at least 1101-18 and was derived from the term "hunger ford", meaning "ford leading to poor land." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

There is an old legend that "Hingwar the Dane" (Ivarr the Boneless, d. 873?) drowned accidentally while crossing the Kennet, and that the town was named after him. By 1241, it called itself a borough. And in the late 14th century John of Gaunt, medieval lord of the manor granted the people of the village the lucrative fishing rights on the River Kennet.

Hungerford Early Origins



The surname Hungerford was first found in Gloucestershire at Down Ampney, a parish, in the union of Cirencester, chiefly in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety. "The manor-house, a very interesting specimen of ancient architecture, was formerly one of the many seats of the Hungerford family, and is situated precisely on the border line of the two shires." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Farleigh-Hungerford in Somerset was another ancient family seat. " This place derives the adjunct to its name from the distinguished family of Hungerford, for more than 300 years lords of the manor, which was sold in 1370, with the hundred of Wellow, to Sir Thomas Hungerford, steward to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.

The castle of Farleigh is of uncertain foundation; it was enlarged in 1378 by Sir Thomas Hungerford, with four towers, of which two are remaining" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
A brass plate to the memory of Robert de Hungerford can be found in the church of Hungerford, Berkshire.


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Hungerford Spelling Variations


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Hungerford 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 Hungerford include Hungerford, Hungerton, Huningford and others.

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Hungerford Early History


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Hungerford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hungerford research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1330, 1397, 1378, 1449, 1567, 1627, 1503, 1540, 1607, 1657, 1614, 1657, 1614, 1685, 1660, 1611, 1673, 1645, 1660, 1632 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Hungerford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hungerford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hungerford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Hungerford, first recorded Speaker of the House of Commons (1330-1397); Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford, Speaker of the House of Commons (1378-1449); Sir Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton (1567-1627), a religious controversialist; Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury (1503-1540), the first...

Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hungerford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hungerford In Ireland


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Hungerford In Ireland



Some of the Hungerford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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:

Hungerford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hungerford settled in New London Conn in 1633
  • Thomas Hungerford, who arrived in Hartford, Conn in 1638
  • William Hungerford, who landed in Maryland in 1646
  • Sarah Hungerford, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Joan and Sarah Hungerford settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hungerford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Hungerford, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Dana Hungerford, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S Hungerford, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Hungerford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Frances Jane Hungerford, aged 1 year & 1 month who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle on 20th May 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hungerford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hungerford (post 1700)



  • Virgil Hungerford, American politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912
  • Warren S. Hungerford, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Haddam; Elected 1912
  • William Hungerford, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Haddam, 1820, 1824-25, 1828
  • William Hungerford, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartford, 1834, 1836
  • William Hungerford, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1937, 1938
  • William C. Hungerford (1867-1943), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Watertown, 1923-34, 1937-40; Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1935-36
  • William F. Hungerford, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 1984
  • M. L. Hungerford, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 1st District, 1872
  • John Pratt Hungerford (1761-1833), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1811, 1813-17
  • John Newton Hungerford (1825-1883), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872; U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1877-79
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Et Dieu mon appui
Motto Translation: And God my support.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Hungerford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hungerford 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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