Huntsman Family History

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Huntsman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a hunter or a huntsman’s servant. The second element is Middle English man ‘man’, ‘servant’, while the first is either from Old English hunta ‘hunter’ or Middle English hunte ‘a hunt’. In some cases it is probably from an unattested Old English personal name, Huntmann (a compound of hunta ‘hunter’ + mann ‘man’).

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


Similar surnames: Dunstan, Hindsman, Hyndman, Horsman, Putman, Heathman, Hulsman

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Huntsman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Huntsman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Huntsman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    6%

  • Sweden

    5%

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Huntsman Family Origin

Where is the Huntsman family from?

Huntsman Family Occupations

What did your Huntsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Huntsman. A less common occupation for the Huntsman family was Farming. The most common Huntsman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Huntsman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

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

Huntsman Historical Records

What Huntsman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Huntsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huntsman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 685 immigration records available for the last name Huntsman. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Huntsman. For the veterans among your Huntsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Huntsman Life Expectancy

What is the average Huntsman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Huntsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Huntsman in 1948 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Huntsman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Huntsman 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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