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HUNT - Name Meaning & Origin


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Last Name Meaning & Genealogy Links for the Surname HUNT

Meaning & Origin:

As it sounds, the Hunt surname is generally considered to be an occupational name for a hunter, from the Old English hunta, meaning "to hunt." It's also possible that the Hunt surname is an mis-translation of the Irish surname Ó Fiaich (due to confusion with fiach, the modern spelling of fiadhach, meaning "to hunt") or an Anglicized spelling of the German surname Hundt.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname HUNT:

Common Surname Search Tips
Tips and tricks for researching your HUNT ancestors online.

HUNT Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of Hunt ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - HUNT Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Hunt or Hunter surname.

HUNT Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Hunt surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - HUNT Genealogy & Family Resources
Find links to free and commercial resources for the Hunt surname.

Cousin Connect - HUNT Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Hunt, and sign up for free notification when new Hunt queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - HUNT Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Hunt.

MyCinnamonToast.com - HUNT Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the Hunt surname.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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