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Hunt Family History

Hunt Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley.Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich (see Fee).Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hunt Families

  • Number of Hunt families
     1,047 - 2,091
     350 - 1,046
     1 - 349
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hunt families
     3,733 - 7,463
     1,245 - 3,732
     1 - 1,244
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hunt families
     84 - 165
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hunt Family Origin

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Hunt Immigration Information

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Hunt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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