Huron Family History
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Huron Name Meaning
occupational name for a sapper, one who laid mines during a siege. nickname for someone with an untidy head of shaggy hair, from a diminutive of the past participle of Old French hurer ‘to bristle’, ‘ruffle’, ‘stand on end’ (a word of uncertain, possibly Germanic, origin). ethnic name for a member of an American Indian people who lived around the shores of Lake Ontario.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press