When Reuben Hunt Jr. was born in 1793, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev. Reuben Solomon Hunt, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Mary Denton, was 24. He married Hannah Jarvis on 24 August 1813, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 27 September 1841, in Schultz Creek, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Nippert Cemetery, Sunshine, Greenup, Kentucky, United States.
English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .
Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).
Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .
By James Maloney REUBEN HUNT was born in 1794 in Halifax Co., VA. He died (3) on 27 Sept 1841 in Schultz Creek, Greenup Co., Ky. He married (4) Hannah Jarvis on 24 Aug 1813 in Fleming Co, Ky. During …