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The origins of the Hunting name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Huntingdon in the county of Huntingdonshire, or in one of the various places called Huntington in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Hunting Early Origins



The surname Hunting was first found in Huntingdon in Huntingdonshire. "This place, called by the Saxons Huntantun, and in the Norman survey Huntersdune, appears to have derived its name from its situation in a tract of country which was anciently an extensive forest abounding with deer, and well suited for the purposes of the chase. A castle was built here in 917, by Edward the Elder, and enlarged by David, Earl of Huntingdon and King of Scotland." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hunting Spelling Variations


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Hunting Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hunting were recorded, including Huntington, Huntingdon and others.

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Hunting Early History


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Hunting Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunting research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1637, 1701, 1683 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hunting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hunting Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hunting Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunting 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hunting family emigrate to North America:

Hunting Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hunting, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1638

Hunting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J D Hunting, aged 33, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunting (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunting (post 1700)



  • David D. Hunting, American founder of Steelcase, an office furniture manufacture in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Constance Hunting (1925-2006), American poet and publisher from Rhode Island
  • Russell Hunting (b. 1865), North American entertainer, pioneer in the sound recordist industry
  • Tom Hunting (b. 1965), American drummer, best known for his work with the band Exodus
  • Isaac Hunting, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1804-05
  • E. H. Hunting, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1923
  • Benjamin Hunting, American politician, Member of New York council of appointment, 1802
  • Ambrose R. Hunting, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1891

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Hunting Historic Events


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Hunting Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Richard Alexander Hunting, British Lieutenant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Hunting Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hunting 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.

This page was last modified on 20 June 2016 at 14:01.

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