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”.

Author: Hunter One Name Study

I have been researching my family tree for over thirty-three years and a member of Clan Hunter. In 2015 I registered the surname Hunter with the Guild of One-Name Studies and this blog will be my goal to share my research, photos, and as the clan's travel agent 2017 I will be adding our Clan Hunter Gathering 2017 which was very special because our Clan Hunter's 30th Laird participated in the opening of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle August 5th, 10:30 p.m. with her clansmen. Find A Grave contributor #47833985 Being a travel agent since 1991 I am a SCOTSagent, BRITagent, and at the present have two group tours to Scotland in 2017. One is a Clan Hunter Gathering at Hunterston Castle given by Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston, 30th Laird of Clan Hunter.

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