Hunter Family History
Hunter Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ). Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’. In some cases also an Americanized form (mistranslation into English; compare Chasse ) of French Canadian Chassé (see Chasse ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022