Show ContentsHunziker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Hunziker is thought to be a local name; that is, a surname taken on from an existing place name. There is a Hundseck in Germany near the Schwartwald (Black Forest), or the name may have come from a place name in Switzerland.

Early Origins of the Hunziker family

The surname Hunziker was first found in Switzerland. Most believe the name originated in the small village of Hunzingen (today called Hunzikon, just east of Geuensee, Canton Lucernea.)

Early History of the Hunziker family

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Hunziker Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hunsinger, Hunzinger, Huntzinger, Huntschingen, Hunsingen, Hunzingen, Huntzingen, Huntschinger, Hinsingen, Hinsinger, Hinschinger, Hinschingen, Hintschingen, Hintschinger, Hunziker, Hunziken, Huntziker, Huntziken, Hunzinker, Hunsiken, Hunzicker, Hunzicken, Huntzicker, Huntzicken, Hunsicker, Hunsicken, Hunsiner, Hunsener, Hunsicer, Hunsecer, Hunseker, Hunsiker and many more.

Early Notables of the Hunziker family

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Hunziker Ranking

In the United States, the name Hunziker is the 13,258th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Hunziker migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hunziker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Hunziker, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Anna Hunziker, aged 34, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • Edw. Hunziker, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Cilly Hunziker, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Adolf Hunziker, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1897
Hunziker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Barbara Hunziker, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1902
  • August Hunziker, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Berta Hunziker, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Carl Hunziker, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • August Hunziker, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hunziker (post 1700) +

  • Ruppert R. Hunziker (1923-2003), American soil chemist
  • Richard Overton Hunziker (1916-1971), U.S. Air Force major general, 200 combat missions in World War II, headed Project Crested Ice
  • Paul Hunziker (d. 1971), Swiss American ski lift engineer & resort owner
  • Otto F Hunziker (1873-1959), Swiss American dairy educator and innovator
  • Evan Hunziker (1970-1996), American prisoner in North Korea, the first American civilian to be arrested by North Korea on espionage charges since the end of the Korean War
  • Otto Frederick Hunziker (1873-1959), Swiss-born, American pioneer in the dairy industry
  • John H. Hunziker, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of St. Paul Park, Minnesota, 2011 [2]
  • Jakob Hunziker (1827-1901), Swiss educator and author, advocate of German language and culture
  • Hans Hunziker (1878-1941), Swiss physician and professor at University of Basel
  • Fritz Hunziker (1845-1908), Swiss industrialist, educator, humanitarian
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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