Category: Hunter

Old Scottish

The frequency with which the surname Hunter in Scotland appears in Scottish historical records to determine the following rank are Census (1841-1911), Old Parish Registers 1538-1854, Statutory Registration of births, deaths and Catholic parish records (1703-1992), Valuation rolls (1855-1925) and Scottish wills and testaments (1513-1925). This record set currently includes 8597 surnames.

Hunter is ranked 47

The three counties in Scotland with the highest per-capita incidence of the surname in 1841.

1) Clackmannanshire (3945.82)
2) Shetland (1391.27)
3) Bute (1037.6)

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Clan Hunter Gatherings

After thirty years of researching my Hunter genealogy, and becoming a historian of our family history, I decided to register the Hunter surname with the Guild of One-Name Studies.

My paternal line goes to the ancestors of the Lairds of Hunterston Castle in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland.

In 2014 I attended my very first Clan Hunter Gathering in Scotland, and this coming
2017 I will be attending another one.

Our Clan Chief, Pauline Hunter of Hunterston, 30th Laird of Hunterston, has a Clan
Hunter International Gathering every three years.

Sources:

Clan History Booklet published by Clan Hunter UK

Clan Hunter membership Certificate

Photos by Carol Hunter Sullivan