Huns History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

The surname Huns 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 Huns 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 Huns family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huns 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 Huns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huns Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Huns family (pre 1700)

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Huns migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huns Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Koenraet Huns, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]

Huns migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Huns Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mathew Huns, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Helen Huns, aged 37, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864

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  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)
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