Hunter family crest


Hunter family crest

Colors on the Hunter family crest explained

Argent (silver) - represents people of a peaceful and sincere nature, two things the Hunter family was known for.

Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.

Vert (green) - signifies Hunter family members loyalty in love and hope for the future.


  Symbols on the Hunter family crest explained   

The hunting horn - represents how the Hunter family were people who enjoy high pursuits in life and the origin of the family being skilled in hunting.


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Origins of the Hunter family name

The earliest known origin of the family name Hunter is derived from the Old English word "hunta" which means "hunter".

This name was originally given to someone who was employed as a huntsman or gamekeeper.

Over time, the name became associated with the occupation of hunting.


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Summary of the Hunter family and the Hunter family crest

  • Hunter is a Scottish and English surname.
  • The name is derived from the Old English word "hunta," meaning "hunter."
  • The Hunter family can trace its origins back to the 12th century.
  • One of the first records of the name was Simon le Hunte of Yorkshire, who was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of 1130.
  • The Hunters were a clan of Scottish highland warriors.
  • The family were known for their bravery and skill in battle.
  • The Hunters were one of the most powerful clans in Scotland in the middle ages.
  • The Hunters were allies of the Macdonalds and the Campbells.
  • The family was heavily involved in the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
  • The Hunters were proscribed after the Battle of Culloden and many of them emigrated to America and Canada.
  • In England, Hunter is strongly associated with places including Cumberland, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire.
  • The first Hunter in America was John Hunter, who arrived in Virginia in 1607.
  • John Hunter was born in England in 1585 and emigrated to America in 1607.
  • He settled in Virginia and became a successful planter. He married a woman named Elizabeth and they had six children.
  • Over the centuries, the Hunter family name has been passed down through the generations and is now found in many different parts of the United States, but all family members can trace their roots back to John Hunter of 1585 and ancient Europe in the 12th century.