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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Huntsman. It was a name given to someone who was a hunter. The surname Huntsman 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.

Huntsman Early Origins



The surname Huntsman was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Huntsman Spelling Variations


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Huntsman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Huntsman have been found, including Huntman, Hunteman, Huntsman, Hunterman and others.

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Huntsman Early History


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Huntsman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huntsman research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Huntsman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Huntsman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Huntsman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Huntsman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Huntsman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Huntsman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Huntsman settled in New Castle, Delaware in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Huntsman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Huntsman (post 1700)



  • Wellington T. Huntsman, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Toledo, Ohio, 1924-33
  • Mrs. Roscoe Huntsman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940
  • Mary Kaye Huntsman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 2008
  • Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. (b. 1960), American Republican politician, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 1992-93; Governor of Utah, 2005-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 2004, 2008
  • Earl Huntsman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904
  • Adam Huntsman (1786-1849), American politician, Representative from Tennessee 12th District, 1835-37; Defeated, 1836
  • Robert Huntsman, American newspaper publisher
  • Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. (b. 1960), American governor of the state of Utah (2005-)
  • David Huntsman MD, Canadian Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital
  • Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman Ph.D. (1883-1973), pioneer Canadian oceanographer and fisheries biologist who was lecturer and later professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Toronto for almost 50 years

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Huntsman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Huntsman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 November 2016 at 01:42.

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