Skip to main content

H is for Hunter


Hunter is not only my mother's maiden name but also the name of my son.  He was going to be named Noah until about a week before I had him.  Something mad me want a family name; something that had meaning.  

Some information on the Hunter surname : Recorded as Huntar, Hunter, and the female Huntress and Huntriss, this ancient surname is of Anglo-Scottish origins. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "hunta", from "huntian", meaning to hunt, with the agent suffix "-er", meaning one who does or works with.   One of the earliest settlers in the New World was Francis Hunter who sailed from the port of London aboard the ship "Thomas and John" bound for Virginia, in June 1635.  

Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Hunter#ixzz3WkfksCKs

In my Legacy database there are currently 87 people with the Hunter Surname.  I am currently at a brick wall with my 4th great grandfather Peter C. Hunter (b. abt. 1785 in Luzerne, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania and d. abt. 1841 in Jackson Township, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania).

A sample of the Hunter's in my Legacy database.  The green check marks are direct line ancestors.
From the statistics report in Legacy (Reports tab and then Statistics Report) I was able to find out how many Hunter's are in my database {see image below.}


Legacy will also create a graph showing your top 10 most popular surnames. {I added the numbers and Hunter}.


Below is a map from MooseRoots showing the frequency of the Hunter surname across the United States.



2012 Hunter family reunion :

We had each family pick a color and everyone in that family wore the color to help us figure out who belonged to who.  This is a good representation of our Hunter family but there were quite a few missing.
Hunter with my niece, Emily, and nephew, Owen.  The oldest to the youngest of the great grandchildren.  {Owen is also named after the Hunter's; his middle name is William which is his great grandfather's name.}
Do you have any family names used in your family??

See you tomorrow for the letter I!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Stitching Update…Lots of pics

LHN Family Sampler (excuse my crooked house…not sure why it looks like that)American Flag Quilt Sampler by Rosewood Manor.  I love stitching on this; I did however run out of the Brethren Blue.  I decided to put this down for a little while and have picked up the family sampler again.A close up!HAED Natures Mourning.  I have not worked on this in a while.  I plan to stitch on LHN Family Sampler until Friday and then work on this next.Last but not least is a little freebie that I did before Christmas.

Using Evernote for my planner

In my last post, I mentioned how I am using Evernote as my planner; a few of you have had some questions so here I am.

I started using Evernote the week of December 23rd.  I was looking for a new planner for 2017 and I was not liking anything that I was finding.  I keep lists of all sorts of things in Evernote so it only made sense to try and find a way to use Evernote for my planner.  I did a little bit of research and found these templates for 2017.  With a little adjusting, I was able to make the weekly template work for me.

I first created a folder called Day Planner {I put the folder in my Inbox stack because I spend the most time here}.

!Inbox -- default notebook.  Anything coming into Evernote goes here to be sorted and dealt with {It is piling up today}. Ideally, this is emptied every day but for me, it is more like a few times a week.

!TO DO -- This is the notebook that holds some of those lists.  My genealogy to do list, my blog to do list and my brainstorming list live here…

US Marine Casualty Cards

Earlier this week I got my copy of Family Tree Magazine and I was reading an article that led me to World War II History Network and from there I found a link to an article about the United States Marine Corp making their casualty cards searchable.  You can find the database at Casualty Cards Database.
Fred Thomas, my husbands great uncle, was in WWII and in the Marines.  I searched the database and found :

On the first page it states : While the cards for World War II through Korea are not classified, however, they can often be very graphic.Therefore, to maintain the dignity and honor of the Marines, the individual cards will only be released, upon request, on a case by case basis.To request a card, please send an email tohistory.division@usmc.milor a request in writting to: United States Marine Corps History Division
Attn: Reference Branch 3078 Upshur Avenue Quantico, Virginia 22134.   
I immediately sent an email {about 12:30 am because I don't sleep} requesting more information a…