What does the name Hunt mean?
Hunt is an English occupational surname, where it has been discovered in records dating back to as early as the 1200s. It was given to those who partook in the hunt, were hunters, or huntsmen. Hunt can be seen in Ireland as an anglicisation of 'O Fiachna' (the chase), a name prevalent in Sligo and Roscommon. Although from different origins (meaning 'wolf' in Estonian), Hunt is a popular surname in Estonia.
The earliest occurrence of the Hunt surname in our family history documents is from 1410, and we currently have 2,143,123 records where Hunt appears.
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Typical jobs for Hunts
Hard-working people, the Hunts. 2514 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Hunts lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Hunt in London.
Hunts’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Hunts were angels, apparently. We found 2523 in criminal records.
Hunts in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3322 Hunts served in the First World War.