The Historical Hunter Surname

HUNTER. Obviously derived from the chase, in old times a necessary art, as well as a favourite. The Normans were great preservers and mighty huuters of game, and though the name is A-Sax. (hunta) it is generally considered that the families bearing it are chiefly of Norman origin. Under the Norman and early Scottish kings the office of king’s hunter (Venator Regis) was one of considerable dignity. “The huuters of Polmood in Tweedsmuir pretend to have had a charter of their lands from Graeme, who broke through the Wall of Antoninus in the V. cent! Folks of Shields.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica
Britannica: a dictionary of the family
names of the United Kingdom. London:
J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

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