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Hunt Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). 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: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich (see Fee). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Hunt Family Origin

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Hunt Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hunt. 32% of Hunt men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hunt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hunt were Clerk and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Student
    8%
  • Income
    7%
  • Servant
    7%

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

Hunt Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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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Hunt Life Expectancy

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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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