England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hunnisett family lived in Somerset, at the manor of Hunecote or Hunnecota, from where they took their name.
Early Origins of the Hunnisett family
Somerset where conjecturally they are descended from William, a Norman noble who was a subtenant of Roger de Courseulles, and was Lord of the manor of Hunecote or Hunnecota, and was recorded in the Domesday Book taken in the year 1086, and the manor is recorded as being "two nuns, as a royal grant."
The township of Huncoat in Lancashire also derived its name from the ancient family. "This was a royal manor in the reign of the Confessor, who, in the great survey, is recorded to have held two carucates in 'Hunnicott.' James de Huncote, and John his son, occur in the reign of Edward I.; the Hall was occupied by this family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Hunnisett family
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Hunnisett Spelling Variations
spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Honycott, Hunnicott, Huncote, Honicote, Honeycott, Honeycutt, Hunnicot and many more.
Early Notables of the Hunnisett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hunnisett family to Ireland
Some of the Hunnisett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hunnisett family to the New World and Oceana
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Hunnisett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hunnisett (post 1700)
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