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Origins of the Hunter surname

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About the Hunters

We have a total number of 350404 records for people with the last name Hunter.

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Where do most Hunters live?

In 1921, most Hunters lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Hunters

How common is your surname?

117th most common surname in the UK

We have 270,000 records for the Hunter surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Hunters most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Hunters.

What are the most common Hunter first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Hunter family members

Common jobs for Hunters

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hunters in 1921


Domestic Servant




House Keeper


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Hunters in 1921
Coal Miner






General Labourer




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