When John Henry Hunter Jr. was born about 1744, in Augusta, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Henry Hunter, was 38 and his mother, Frances Mortimer, was 36. He married Elizabeth Arbuckle on 25 August 1775, in Botetourt, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 5 July 1818, in Lewisburg, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lewisburg, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.
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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