from Kent, England
This branch of the Hunt family commences in Rochester, Kent, in England.
The first named couple known are John HUNT and Tracy BLAND who married in 1781.
This ancient surname is of pre 7th century English origins. It is usually an occupational surname for one who hunted wildlife for a living.
In the Middle Ages the term "hunter" was an official title, and there were different categories from game hunters on foot
to the mounted huntsmen, who pursued stags and wild boar. The penalty for hunting without permission in the royal parks, could be death.
The word "Hunta" was sometimes used as a personal name. It appears in the placenames "Huntingdon" and "Huntingfield".
These translate as "Hunta's Hill" and "the land of the Hunta people". (Ref www.surnamedb.com)
The direct line to Libby Shade is
(1) John Hunt & Tracy Bland
(2) Ann Hunt & Thomas Burton (goes to Burton Tree)
(3) Thomas James Burton & Elizabeth Smith
(4) Annie Elizabeth Burton & John Grierson (goes to Grierson tree)
(5) John Burton Grierson & Margaret Elizabeth Sampson,
(6) John Sampson Grierson & Katharine Beatrice Serle.
A few notes on death of Tracy Hunt added 22 Feb 2013
Adding in some more children on page 2 from Thomas Burton - added 4 Jun 2012
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P.O. Box 105, Rosanna 3084, Victoria, Australia
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