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)
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.
Clan History Booklet published by Clan Hunter UK
Clan Hunter membership Certificate
Photos by Carol Hunter Sullivan