Huntone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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, Kent, and the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Huntone family

The surname Huntone was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire, where one of the first records of the family was Roger of Hunton, who was listed in the Feet of Fine for 1263. A few years later, William de Hunton was recorded in 1304, again in Yorkshire. [1]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included Roger Hunton, who held lands there at that time. [2]

Early History of the Huntone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huntone research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1610, 1604, 1682, 1557, 1596, 1558, 1559, 1567, 1572 and 1574 are included under the topic Early Huntone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Distinguished members of the family include Philip Hunton (1604-1682), an English clergyman and political writer, best known for his anti-absolutist work "A Treatise of Monarchy," which was banned under the Restoration. [3] Sir Henry Unton or Umpton (1557?-1596) was an English diplomatist and soldier, the second son of Sir Edward Unton or Umpton of Wadley, near...
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Migration of the Huntone family

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.



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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