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Clan Hunter Gathering Tour

As some of you already know, because of the COVID-19 we have had to postpone the Clan Hunter Gathering Tour until 2021.

During this lock down I have been very busy writing my book about my Hunter One Name Study and had planned on taking it with me to the gathering this coming September, but since the tour is not until September 2021 I have so much time to add more data. If you would like to send me your photos, stories, family trees or anything you might like me to add, please either mail to me or send a message. My email address is The mailing address is 2440 Hwy 95, Ste. B, #370, Bullhead City, AZ. 86442

Hunter ~ One Name Study

I am a descendant of John Huntar, 14th Laird of Hunterston, Ayrshire, Scotland. In 2015 I registered with the Guild of One Name Studies the name of HUNTER. Also, I registered the varients of HUNTAR, HUNTBACH, HUNTE, HUNT, and HUNTEMULLER.

As a Clan Hunter member our motto is “CURSUM PERFICIO” which means I will stay the course so in writing for this blog I hope I do live up to that as our Clan Hunter members have done in the past.

Hunter DNA Project

Y-DNA is passed down from fathers to sons; a Y-DNA test provides information on your direct male line.

Y-DNA determines whether families with the same last name are related and about when the common ancestor lived. Results relate only to male ancestors in your direct paternal line. Y-DNA tests also can determine a haplogroup.

In my own Y-DNA project I am trying to find the Hunter connection to John Huntar, 14th Laird of Hunterston. If you have the John Huntar in your family tree, why don’t you join me in this study?

Contact me at

Frederick William Hunter

Frederick William Hunter

Service Number: 7073
Enlisted: 10 November 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Camel Driver
Died: Meningitis, Adelaide, South Australia, 8 December 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Payneham Cemetery, S.A.

One-Name Studies

What surnames appear in your family? Is the surname already being studied? Why not see if yours has been registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies?

If you put in my HUNTER surname you will see that I am studying and researching the origins, type of Surname, frequency of my Surname, and there are many variant spellings.

The Hunter DNA Project on list many variants for their study: HUNTER, HUNTTER, HUNTERS, HONTERS, HUNDTERS, CASADOR, CAZADOR, CHASSEUR, HUNT, and JAGER

Key Resources

Guild of One-Name Studies
Find A Grave (search your surname)
FamilySearch where there is a wiki covering surnames research and location research
Archer Software – Surname Atlas using the 1881 Census data for England and Wales –
Ancestry where there is a wiki, US research guides & records globally
FindmyPast records and indexes from many parts of the world
British Surnames where the focus is on meaning, origin and history of surnames.
Surname Origins about the meaning & origin of Surnames
Forebears an ideal site for surname distribution
Blogger/Teacher/Writer Julie Goucher

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