Huntingtyon is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived 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 Huntingtyon family
The surname Huntingtyon 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 Huntingtyon family
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Huntingtyon Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Huntingtyon family name include Huntington, Huntingdon
Early Notables of the Huntingtyon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huntingtyon family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Huntingtyon surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..