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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is 2440 Hwy 95, Ste. B, #370, Bullhead City, AZ. 86442
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.
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?
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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 familytreedna.com list many variants for their study: HUNTER, HUNTTER, HUNTERS, HONTERS, HUNDTERS, CASADOR, CAZADOR, CHASSEUR, HUNT, and JAGER
Guild of One-Name Studies – http://www.one-name.org
Find A Grave – http://www.findagrave.com (search your surname)
FamilySearch – http://www.familysearch.org where there is a wiki covering surnames research and location research
Archer Software – Surname Atlas using the 1881 Census data for England and Wales – http://www.archersolftware.co.uk
Ancestry – http://www.ancestry.com where there is a wiki, US research guides & records globally
FindmyPast – http://www.findmypast.com records and indexes from many parts of the world
British Surnames – http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk where the focus is on meaning, origin and history of surnames.
Surname Origins – http://www.surnamesorigins.ca about the meaning & origin of Surnames
Forebears – http://www.forebears.io an ideal site for surname distribution
FreeBMD – http://www.freebmd.org.uk
BehindtheName – http://surnames.behindthename.com/
Blogger/Teacher/Writer Julie Goucher – http://www.anglersrest.net
Family Surnames for Hugh HUNTER M.D.
Robert HUNTER 20TH Laird of Hunterston
Patrick HUNTAR 19th Laird of Hunterston
James HUNTAR 1st of Abbotshill
1. Hunter Orby of Croyland Abbey, county Lincoln
2. Hunter of Restinct, county Forfar
3. Hunter of Long-Calderwood, county Lanark
4. Hunter of Kirkland, county Ayr
5. Hunter of Thurston, county Haddington
6. Hunter of Doonholm, county Ayr
7. Hunter of Abbotshill, county Ayr
8. Hunter Blair (Baronet) of Blairquhan, county Ayr
Fort George, Manhattan, New York City.
Built as Fort Amsterdam in 1625.
Probably renamed Fort George when George I succeeded in 1714.
Elizabeth Orby was buried in the Chapel at Fort George in 1716.
Fort George was torn down in 1790.
Government House was built on the site. This was also later demolished.
Governor Robert Hunter, spouse of Elizabeth Orby left New York in 1719.
Fort Amsterdam (later Fort George), Manhattan, New Amsterdam (later New York).
From the Castello Plan map of 1660