Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a hunter. The surname Huntt is derived from the Old English word hunta, which means hunter.
Early Origins of the Huntt family
Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Early records of the name include Humphrey le Hunte, who was in the Feat of Fines of Sussex in 1203; and Ralphe Hunte, listed in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire of 1219.
Early History of the Huntt family
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Huntt Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Huntt are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Huntt include Hunt, Hunter, Huntar and others.
Early Notables of the Huntt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huntt family to Ireland
Some of the Huntt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Huntt family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Huntt or a variant listed above: Alice Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1654; Edward Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1655; James Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1636; John Hunt, who settled in Virginia in 1622.
Contemporary Notables of the name Huntt (post 1700)
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