The ancestors of the bearers of the Huntone family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in one of the various settlements called Hunton in the counties of Hampshire
, and the North Riding of Yorkshire
Early Origins of the Huntone family
The surname Huntone was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Huntone family
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Huntone Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Huntone include Hunton, Huntoon and others.
Early Notables of the Huntone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huntone family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Huntone 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.