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The ancestors of the Hunsley surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the settlements of High Hunsley and Low Hunsley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hunsley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hunsley Early Origins



The surname Hunsley was first found in Yorkshire, at High Hunsley, a small hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The village dates back to the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was recorded as Hund(r)eslege and meant "woodland clearing of a man called Hund" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hunsley Spelling Variations


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Hunsley 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 Hunsley include Hunsley, Hunsly, Hunley, Hunly, Hundsley, Hundsly and others.

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Hunsley Early History


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Hunsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunsley research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hunsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hunsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hunsley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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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:

Hunsley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Hunsley, who sailed to America in 1753

Hunsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. Hunsley, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Hunsley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Hunsley, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Sarah Hunsley, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Kitty Hunsley, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Nottingham, in 1906
  • May Hunsley, aged 48, who landed in America from Bishop Marton, England, in 1907
  • Sarah Jane Hunsley, aged 35, who landed in America from Bishop Marton, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunsley (post 1700)



  • Dennis Roger Hunsley (1946-1969), American soldier awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations
  • John Hunsley Ph.D., Canadian Professor in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Ottawa
  • Terrance Hunsley, Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Social Development

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Hunsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hunsley 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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