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Carol’s resources

  1. Guild of One-Name Studies – http://www.one-name.org (search for our surname Hunter)
  2. Surname Research Guild by Julie Goucher
  3. The Surnames Handbook by Debbie Kennett (2012, History Press)
  4. Find A Grave – http://www.findagrave.com (search for your surname)
  5. FamilySearch – http://www.familysearch.org where there is a wiki covering surnames research and location research
  6. Archer Software – Surname Atlas using the 1881 Census date for England and Wales – http://www.archersoftware.co.uk
  7. Ancestry – http://www.ancestry.com where there is a wiki, US research guides and records globally
  8. FindmyPast – http://www.findmypast.com records and indexes from many parts of the world
  9. British Surnames – http://www.british surnames.co.uk where the focus is on meaning, origin and history of surnames.
  10. Family Tree Magazine – where there has been a monthly column about surnames beginning with the Christmas 2018 issue written by Julie Goucher
  11. Family Tree Magazine April 2019 issue which was accompanied by a Surname Guide written by Julie Goucher and the Guild of One-Name Studies
  12. Family Tree Magazine 2020 Series Quarterly articles, follow along building a One-Name Study from the March 2020 edition.
  13. Surname Origins – http://www.surnameorigins.ca about the meaning and origin of Surnames
  14. Forebears – http://www.forebears.io an ideal site for surname distribution
  15. FreeBMD – http://www.freebmd.org.uk
  16. BehindtheName – http://surnames.behindthename.com

matthew hunter biography

Matthew Hunter, mechanic, Etna, was born in March, 1837, in the old “blue house” in Etna, the son of James Hunter. He left an orphan at the age of nine years, and when fifteen he entered the rolling-mill, where he worked twelve years; then followed gardening for a period of eight years, when he returned to the mills, and is became a heater with Porter, Delworth & Co., South Side, Pittsburgh. Mr. Hunter married Sarah, daughter of John Still, and they had eight children: Mary E., William B., Emma, Thomas S., Saide E., Sadie E., Matthew H., Samuel J. and Bessie.

Another Hunter republican and Matthew became a councilman and was also a member of the I.O.O.F.

Rev. andrew hunter, d. d. biography

Rev. Andrew Hunter, D. D., was born December 26, 1813 in Ballywattick, Ballymoney, Antrim, Ireland. He was the son of John Hunter and Rachael Dinsmore. He was the second son of four other siblings.

He was married at York, Pennsylvania in 1844 to Anna M., a daughter of William and Leah Jones, of Welsh and German descent, and became the father of William P., Florence B., and Andrew Jones.

Dr. Hunter owned 152 acres of very fertile land on his home place, about one mile west of Collegeville, and two other tracts, one of 280, the other of 200 acres.

June 3, 1092 he died in Bryant, Saline County, Arkansas, and was buried in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. He was 88 years old.

Andrew was aged 85 living with his son Andrew and wife, Sophia
1880 United States Federal Census for Andrew Hunter

abraham l. hunter biography

Abraham L. Hunter was born on November 11, 1860 in Hector, Schuyler, New York. He was the youngest son of eight children of Daniel G. and Mary A. Pierce Hunter. His mother was the Postmistress of the village of Hector.

Hunter family lived in Watkins, Schuyler County

Abraham married Miss Minnie E. Johnson, daughter of Rufus W. and Mary E. (Mathews) Johnson, and a native of the town of Hector, where she lived until the time of her marriage, December 2, 1885. They lived in Watkins where he was a Veterinary surgeon and a skillful surgeon in his occupation. He always adhered to Republican principles, supporting the candidates of that party. He held the position of Secretary of the Republican County Committee and ws its Chairman in 1893-94.

Abraham served as Vice President of the Schuyler County Agricultural Society and in his fraternal relations was with Jefferson Lodge No. 332, F. & A. M., in which organization he took a warm interest.

August 15, 1898 Abraham L. Hunter died. He is buried in Hector Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hector, Schuyler County, New York, USA.

hunter last name statistics

The religious adherence of those bearing the last name is chiefly Presbyterian (52%) in Ireland, Orthodox (63%) in Russia and Christian (100%) in Kenya.

In the United States those bearing the Hunter surname are 10.52% more likely to be registered with the Republican Party (YES for me), than the national average, with 57.29% being registered to vote for the political party.

The amount Hunter earn in different countries varies greatly. In Norway they earn 1.11% less than the national average, earning 342,233 kr per year; in Peru they earn 10.25% less than the national average, earning S/. 17,399 per year; in South Africa they earn 69.84% more than the national average, earning R 403,596 per year; in United States they earn 5.46% less than the national average, earning $40,794 USD per year.

hunter family population trend

The frequency of Hunter has changed through the years. In The United States the number of people carrying the Hunter surname expanded 498 percent between 1880 and 2014; in England it expanded 256 percent between 1881 and 2014; in Scotland it expanded 113 percent between 1881 and 2014; in Ireland it contracted 73 percent between 1901 and 2014 and in Wales it expanded 461 percent between 1881 and 2014.

How common is the last name hunter?

The surname Hunter is the 1,624th most commonly occurring last name in the world. It is held by around 1 in 21,578 people. The surname Hunter occurs predominantly in The Americas, where 69 percent of Hunter reside; 67 percent reside in North America nd 67 percent reside in Anglo-North America. Hunter is also the 28,600th most commonly held first name in the world, borne by 29,130 people.

The surname is most common in The United States. Also, we find it in England, where 12 percent are found and Australia, where 7 percent are found.

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