name Huntingt comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Huntingdon
in the county of Huntingdonshire, or in one of the various places called Huntington in Herefordshire
, and the North Riding of Yorkshire
Early Origins of the Huntingt family
The surname Huntingt 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Huntingt family
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Huntingt 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. Huntingt has been recorded under many different variations, including Huntington, Huntingdon
Early Notables of the Huntingt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huntingt family to the New World and Oceana
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 Huntingt or a variant listed above: Charles Huntington arrived in New England
in 1654; Christopher and Margaret Huntington settled in Boston in 1633; with their sons Simon and Thomas; Lydia Huntington settled in Virginia in 1642..