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The name Hunt finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a hunter. The surname Hunt is derived from the Old English word hunta, which means hunter.

Hunt Early Origins



The surname Hunt was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Early records of the name include Humphrey le Hunte, who was in the Feat of Fines of Sussex in 1203; and Ralphe Hunte, listed in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire of 1219.

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Hunt Spelling Variations


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Hunt Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hunt has been recorded under many different variations, including Hunt, Hunter, Huntar and others.

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Hunt Early History


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Hunt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunt research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1609, 1680, 1641, 1644, 1659, 1662, 1705 and are included under the topic Early Hunt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hunt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hunt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hunt In Ireland


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Hunt In Ireland



Some of the Hunt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 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


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hunt or a variant listed above:

Hunt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hunt, who arrived in Virginia in 1607
  • Nicholas Hunt, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • John Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Enoch, Ephriam and John Hunt, who all arrived in Boston in 1630
  • Edmund Hunt, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hunt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lancelott Hunt, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Elinor Hunt, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Bryan Hunt, who arrived in Barbados in 1709-1710
  • Temperence Hunt, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Hannaway Hunt, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hunt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hunt, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Deliverance Hunt, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Wilson A Hunt, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Matthew Hunt, who landed in New York in 1824
  • George Hunt, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hunt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jane Hunt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Oliver Hunt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Lt. Cosby Hunt U.E., "Casby, Crosby" born in Philadelphia, USA who settled in King's County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 served in the New York Volunteers 3rd Battalion he die din 1804 in Saint John, New Brunswick, married to Sarah have 1 child [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Edward Hunt U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Hunt U.E. born in Philadelphia, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hunt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Martin Hunt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1808
  • Mary Hunt, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
  • Margaret Hunt, aged 40, a widow, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Legatus" from London, England
  • John Hunt, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Legatus" from London, England
  • S. Hunt, aged 15, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Legatus" from London, England
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hunt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hunt, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • William Hunt, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Thomas Hunt, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Daniel Hunt, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Frederick Hunt, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hunt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hunt landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1830
  • Charles Hunt landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • George Hunt landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
  • Henry Hunt landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
  • Uriah Hunt, aged 23, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunt (post 1700)



  • Darryl Hunt (1965-2016), African American wrongfully convicted man from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • William Henry Hunt (1823-1884), American politician, U.S. Minister to Russia, 1882-84
  • Eli Owen Hunt (1953-2014), Native American leader of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Cass Lake, Minnesota
  • Henry Jackson Hunt (1819-1889), was Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War
  • Leigh S. J. Hunt (1855-1933), American businessman and academic, 3rd President of Iowa State University (1885-1886)
  • James Baxter "Jim" Hunt Jr. (b. 1937), American politician, 69th and 71st Governor of North Carolina (1977–1985, and 1993–2001)
  • Everette "E." Howard Hunt Jr. (1918-2007), was an American intelligence officer and writer
  • Joseph and William Hunt, American founders of Hunt's, a brand of preserved tomato products in 1888
  • Richard Howland Hunt (1862-1931), American architect
  • Jean Hunt, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1976
  • ... (Another 231 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hunt Historic Events


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Hunt Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas William Dean Hunt, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Beatrice Hunt (1878-1914), née Meddings Canadian Third Class Passenger from Windsor, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Eleanor de Vere Hunt (1861-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Dr Rennsaleer Hunt (1858-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • child Hunt, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • child Hunt, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. James  Hunt (1852-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Charles William  Hunt (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William N Hunt (b. 1894), English Ordnance Artificer 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. George Hunt (b. 1913), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Stepney, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Peter Allan Burfield Hunt, British Midshipman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Edward James Hunt, British Leading Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales May 1941 and died at the battle of Denmark Strait, before the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Karen Lee Hunt (1968-1988), American Student from Webster, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Isabella Gertrude Hunt, American 2nd Class passenger from Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Albert Slyvanus Hunt, aged 23, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible C
  • Mr. Tom Hunt (d. 1912), aged 27, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. George Henry Hunt (d. 1912), aged 33, American Second Class passenger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Hunt


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Suggested Readings for the name Hunt



  • The Henning [also Hennin] and Duke Families of Louisville, Kentucky: Including Genealogical Material on the Following Families, Henning, Duke, Morgan, Hunt, Marshall, Randolph by Charles P. Stanton.
  • Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879 by Adele Logan Alexander.
  • A History of the Hunt Family From the Norman Conquest, 1066 A.D. to the Year 1890: Early Settlement in Oregon: Mining Experience in California in 1849: Incidents of Pioneer Life and Adventures Among the Indian Tribes of the Northwest by G.W. Hunt.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Hunt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hunt 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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