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Hunter of Abbotshall and Barjarg
Hunter of Bonnytoun and Doonholm
Hunter of Blairquhan
Hunter of Auchterarder
Hunter of Thurston
Hunters of Polmood
Hunter of Hunterston is styled “of that Ilk,” a distinction accorded to the Ayrshire family.
John Huntres witnessed a bond of manrent, 1508. “Huntress” feminine of Hunter. In the English Hundred Rolls the name appears in Latin, Venatrix.
An old surname in Orkney derived from the lands of Hunto in the isle of Srtonsay. Oliver Hunto was juror on an assize in Birsay in 1574.
- Guild of One-Name Studies – http://www.one-name.org (search for our surname Hunter)
- Surname Research Guild by Julie Goucher
- The Surnames Handbook by Debbie Kennett (2012, History Press)
- Find A Grave – http://www.findagrave.com (search for 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 date for England and Wales – http://www.archersoftware.co.uk
- Ancestry – http://www.ancestry.com where there is a wiki, US research guides and records globally
- FindmyPast – http://www.findmypast.com records and indexes from many parts of the world
- British Surnames – http://www.british surnames.co.uk where the focus is on meaning, origin and history of surnames.
- Family Tree Magazine – where there has been a monthly column about surnames beginning with the Christmas 2018 issue written by Julie Goucher
- Family Tree Magazine April 2019 issue which was accompanied by a Surname Guide written by Julie Goucher and the Guild of One-Name Studies
- Family Tree Magazine 2020 Series Quarterly articles, follow along building a One-Name Study from the March 2020 edition.
- Surname Origins – http://www.surnameorigins.ca about the meaning and 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
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., 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.