Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a hunter. The surname Huntarde is derived from the Old English word hunta, which means hunter.
Early Origins of the Huntarde family
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.
Early History of the Huntarde family
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Huntarde Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Huntarde has appeared include Hunt, Hunter, Huntar and others.
Early Notables of the Huntarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huntarde family to Ireland
Some of the Huntarde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Huntarde family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Huntarde arrived in North America very early: Alice Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Edward Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1655; James Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1636; John Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1622.
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