surname in the World
surname in the World
This surname is derived from an occupation. or offic. ‘the hunter.’ The earlier form is hunte; v. Hunt. While Hunt is very common I can only find one Hunter in the Hundred Rolls (1273). It became popular soon after, however, as our directories clearly prove.
Adam le Huntere, Close Roll, 52 Henry III.
Nicholas Hunter, Yorkshire, 1273. Hundred Rolls.
Thomas le Hunter, c. 1300. Writs of Parliament.— A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames (1896) by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley
Tips to Understanding different counties:
Midlothian (formerly Edinburghshire)
Moray (formerly Elginshire)
Angus (formerly Forfarshire)
East Lothian (formerly Haddingtonshire)
West Lothian (formerly Linlithgowshire)
If you have some confusion as to why some counties contain a hyphen before the -shire suffix, it is to avoid the triple s that would otherwise result. Counties ending in a single s do not contain a hyphen.
In memory of Private James Hunter August 22, 1917 Military Service Service Number: 231781 Age: 19 Force: Army Unit: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment )Division: 31st Bn. Additional Information Born: September 7, 1897 Carluke, Scotland son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter, of Edmonton, Alberta. Commemorated
Bombardier R Hunter, Service Number: 30833, Regiment & Unit/Ship Alias, Date of Death 6 Aug 1915, age 33 years old, Buried or commemorated at HOP STORE CEMETERY, Belgium. Country of Service, United Kingdom.
Corporal Stanley H. Hunter, Service Number: H/6569, Regiment & Unit/Ship Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C., Date of Death 23 November 1943, Buried YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY Cdn. Sec. A.C.8. Japan, Country of Service Canadian.
Sir Alexander Hunter, who was a Medical student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Gunner/Radar Operator and served in North Africa and Mediterranean campaigns.
Richard Fraser Hunter, was a Gunner/Radar Operator with the 1st Canadian Radar Location Unit, posted to Hells Corner, Dover, 1942-44 then Normandy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
John Huntres witnessed a bond of manrent, 1508. The Glossary of Obsolete or Uncommon Scots Words Occurring in the Dictionary of Names explains bond of manrent, a written agreement whereby a free person becomes follower of a patron or defender.
An old surname in Orkney derived from the lands of Hunto in the isle of Stronsay. Oliver Hunto was juror on an assize in Birsay in 1574.