Origins Available: English
The name Huntsinger is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a hunter. The surname Huntsinger is a compound of the Old English word hunta,
which means huntsman,
or the Old English word hunte,
which means the act of hunting,
and the word mann,
which is used either in the sense of hunter,
or servant of the hunter.
Early Origins of the Huntsinger family
The surname Huntsinger was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Huntsinger family
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Huntsinger Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Huntsinger include Huntman, Hunteman, Huntsman, Hunterman and others.
Early Notables of the Huntsinger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huntsinger family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Huntsinger were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Huntsinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anna Huntsinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
Huntsinger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Huntsinger U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
The Huntsinger Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Esto vigilans
Motto Translation: Be vigilant.