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Hunter Family History

Hunter Name Meaning
Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Hunt, a Middle English secondary derivative formed with the addition of the agent noun suffix -er.

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

5,685,612 Historical Documents with Hunter on Ancestry.com
1,454,129 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
179,010 Military Records
146,703 Immigration Records
1,123,476 Census and Voter Lists
2,782,294 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hunter Families

  • Number of Hunter families
     902 - 1,801
     301 - 901
     1 - 300
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hunter families
     1,661 - 3,319
     554 - 1,660
     1 - 553
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hunter families
     1,851 - 3,699
     618 - 1,850
     1 - 617
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hunter census records

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Hunter Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Hunter families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Hunter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Hunter families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Hunter

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Hunter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hunter census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Hunter ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Hunter Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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