The name ‘Hunter’ originates from England and Scottland. It is derived from the occupational name ‘Hunt’ for a hunter, The term was used not only of Hunters on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle ages was a persuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also of much humbler bird catchers and poachers seeking food. (Hunter is a Medieval English second derivative formed with the addition of the suffix -er). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Hunter’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 12th century were a Scottish family by the name of ‘Hunter’ was established at Hunterson in the former county of Ayrs, (now part of Strathclyde region), an estate which was granted to Norman Huntar in 1271. Earlier records were witnessed by Norman and William Huntar or Venator( al Latin translation) in 1116. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of … Coat of arms: Argent on a chevron…
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