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Hunting Name Meaning

English (Suffolk and Norfolk): from the Middle English personal name Hunting a derivative of Old English hunta ‘hunter’ perhaps originally used as a patronymic.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bunting, Harting, Hunton, Hunnings, Hasting, Henning, Burling, Unwin

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Where is the Hunting family from?

You can see how Hunting families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hunting family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hunting families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Hunting families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Hunting's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hunting families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hunting surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hunting ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hunting. 23% of Hunting men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hunting women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hunting were Foreman and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hunting. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hunting census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hunting. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hunting. For the veterans among your Hunting ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hunting lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hunting life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hunting in 1962 was 58, and 68 in 2004.

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