The name Hunten is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in one of the various settlements called Hunton in the counties of Hampshire
, and the North Riding of Yorkshire
Early Origins of the Hunten family
The surname Hunten was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hunten family
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Hunten Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hunten are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hunten include: Hunton, Huntoon and others.
Early Notables of the Hunten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hunten family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hunten or a variant listed above: Mary Hunton, who sailed to Maryland in 1736; David Huntoon, who traveled to Belfast, Me. in 1820; W.C. Huntoon to San Francisco in 1850; J.D. Huntoon to San Francisco in 1862.