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Hunt Family History

Hunt Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter from Middle English hunte ‘hunter huntsman’ (Old English hunta). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley . Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ). Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hutt, Hunn, Bunt, Hand, Quint, Hundt, Huet, Hurt, Funt, Mount

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Where is the Hunt family from?

You can see how Hunt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hunt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hunt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7,463 Hunt families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hunt's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hunt families in 1891.
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What did your Hunt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hunt. 6% of Hunt men worked as a General Labourer and 63% of Hunt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hunt were Gardener and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Hunt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hunt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 125,000 immigration records available for the last name Hunt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 219,000 military records available for the last name Hunt. For the veterans among your Hunt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hunt lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hunt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Hunt in 1940 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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