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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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hunt. The most common Hunt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Hunt's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hunt family was Coal Miner.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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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