The Great Migration

Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that of North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hunter family emigrate to North America:

Hunter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

Elizabeth and Francis Hunter arrived in Virginia in 1635

Christian Hunter settled in Boston in 1635

Christian Hunter, aged 20, arrived in America in 1635

Eliz Hunter, aged 18, landed in New England in 1635

James Hunter settled in Virginia in 1653

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