Hunton Family History

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Hunton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so called in North Yorkshire, Hampshire, and Kent. The Yorkshire place is named from the Old English personal name Huna + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; that in Hampshire from the genitive plural of hund ‘hound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; and the Kentish place from Old English huntena, genitive plural of hunta ‘hunter’ + dun ‘hill’. The present-day distribution shows clusters in North and South Yorkshire, and also in Norfolk.

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

Similar surnames: Dunton, Henton, Hinton, Gunton, Hulton, Ruston, Hutton, Dutton

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Hunton Family Origin

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Hunton Family Occupations

What did your Hunton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hunton family was Iron & Brass Founder. The most common Hunton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Hunton's were Farmers. Farmer, Iron Founder and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hunton.

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  • Farmer

  • Iron Founder

  • Joiner

  • Iron & Brass Founder


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Hunton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Hunton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hunton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hunton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hunton. For the veterans among your Hunton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hunton Life Expectancy

What is the average Hunton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hunton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hunton in 1950 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hunton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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