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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


Similar surnames: Hutter, Hunte, Hayter, Luter, Hunger, Muter, Hucker, Suter, Horter

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Hunter Family Origin

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Hunter Family Occupations

What did your Hunter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hunter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Hunter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hunter family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hunter.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hunter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hunter Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Hunter ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Hunter Life Expectancy

What is the average Hunter lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Hunter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hunter in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hunter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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