When John Albert Hunt was born on 6 January 1831, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Hunt, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Burgoyne, was 43. He married Mary Ann Rudd on 25 February 1856, in Cumberland, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He immigrated to Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia in 1849 and lived in La Ballona Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. He died on 15 December 1906, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Los Angeles, California, 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 .
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