When Surnames are Combined

Often I come across this in my study where the male Hunter takes his wife’s name or combine the two.

David Hunter was born 3rd October 1778 to James Hunter and his wife Jean Blair of Dunskey in 1770 – their surnames were combined in 1777 when she inherited her father’s estate.

James became Sir James Hunter-Blair, 1st Baronet in 1786, the Territorial Designation being “of Dunskey”.

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