Hunter Stories

John Henry Hunter was born c.1715 in Ayrshire, Scotland and died 9 May 1774 in Augusta, Virginia, United States. His death record is second down.

John Hunter that died in 1756, crushed by the wheel of a mill at Bush River Furnace, Baltimore, MD. Another John Hunter was killed in ‘Shay’s Rebellion’ in the attack on the public buildings at Springfield in 1787. There was a Samuel Hunter killed by Indians on 25 May 1758. It also includes postmaster William Hunter’s death in Williamsburg, VA on 12 Aug 1761.

Index of the British Peerage

In our Hunter research we look for all Hunters with titles.

Some of those included will be:

Dukes and Duchesses

Marquesses and Marchionesses

Earls and Countesses

Viscounts and Viscountesses

Barons and Baronesses (by letters patent)

Barons and Baronesses (by writ)

Life Peers

UK Law Lords

Scots Law Lords


Jacobite titles

English feudal baronies

Scottish Chiefs of Clans

Hunter Surname

From Where Does The Surname Originate? meaning and history

This surname is derived from an occupation. or offic. ‘the hunter.’ The earlier form is hunte; v. Hunt. While Hunt is very common I can only find one Hunter in the Hundred Rolls (1273). It became popular soon after, however, as our directories clearly prove.

Adam le Huntere, Close Roll, 52 Henry III.

Nicholas Hunter, Yorkshire, 1273. Hundred Rolls.

Thomas le Hunter, c. 1300. Writs of Parliament.— A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames (1896) by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley

Scottish County Names

Tips to Understanding different counties:

Midlothian (formerly Edinburghshire)

Moray (formerly Elginshire)

Angus (formerly Forfarshire)

East Lothian (formerly Haddingtonshire)

West Lothian (formerly Linlithgowshire)

If you have some confusion as to why some counties contain a hyphen before the -shire suffix, it is to avoid the triple s that would otherwise result. Counties ending in a single s do not contain a hyphen.





Huntar DNA Project

All the help I can get is really appreciated in this study since I am definitely a new learner.

Ancestry’s announcement of product updates, including new tool for working with DNA match data will definitely be a big help.

One of those tools, ThruLines™, uses data from users’ public or private, searchable trees linked (to their DNA results), and data from other public and private but searchable trees to show how users could connect to their DNA matches through common ancestors. Like two other new tools, MyTreeTags™and New & Improved DNA Matches, it’s still in beta.

“Since ThruLines are based on the family trees of you and other members of Ancestry, they’re as accurate as the trees they’re based on.” –

Marc McDermott, with contributions from Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG and Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG, has graciously shared this great graphic, via Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivitaves 4.0 International (CC ByND 4.0): It shows what our research process may look like, even when working with new information from ThruLines™, or any other new info.

Genealogical Research Process – Marc McDermott, with contributions from Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG and Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG.

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial – Veterans Affairs Canada

In memory of Private James Hunter August 22, 1917 Military Service Service Number: 231781 Age: 19 Force: Army Unit: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment )Division: 31st Bn. Additional Information Born: September 7, 1897 Carluke, Scotland son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter, of Edmonton, Alberta. Commemorated