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The Anglo-Saxon name Huntoon comes from when the family resided in one of the various settlements called Hunton in the counties of Hampshire, Kent, and the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Huntoon family

The surname Huntoon 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 Huntoon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huntoon 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 Huntoon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huntoon 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. Huntoon has been recorded under many different variations, including Hunton, Huntoon and others.

Early Notables of the Huntoon 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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United States Huntoon migration to the United States +

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 Huntoon or a variant listed above:

Huntoon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Huntoon, who traveled to Belfast, Me. in 1820
  • W. C. Huntoon to San Francisco in 1850
  • J H Huntoon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [4]
  • J. D. Huntoon to San Francisco in 1862
  • F C Huntoon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1875 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huntoon (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant General David Holmes Huntoon Jr. (b. 1951), retired American military officer, the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
  • Carolyn Leach Huntoon (b. 1940), American diplomat and scientist, the first woman director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas (1994-1996), assistant secretary for environmental management of the United States Department of Energy
  • Joseph Huntoon (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Philip Huntoon (1664-1752), born Philip Hunton, New England farmer captured by the Indians, generally understood to be the ancestor of all persons in America bearing the name "Huntoon"
  • Louis Doremus Huntoon (1869-1937), American mining engineer
  • Robert Huntoon, American chemist
  • L. A. Huntoon, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1865 [5]
  • Isaac D. Huntoon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana Territory, 1868 [5]
  • D. C. Huntoon, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Wallaceburg, 1884 [5]

  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
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook