When Josiah S Hunter was born in April 1854, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Hunter, was 31 and his mother, Phoebe Conklin, was 30. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Sarah M Austin. He lived in West Abington Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Waverly, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910.
Scottish and northern English: occupational name from Middle English hunter(e) ‘huntsman’ (see Hunt ).
Irish (Antrim and Derry): adopted for Gaelic Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) due to confusion with the word fiadhach ‘hunt’.
History: A Scottish family of this name (see 1 above) has been established at Hunterston (Ayrshire) since the 13th century.
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