Thomas Hunt

9 December 1832–13 April 1834
Denby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Hunt was christened on 9 December 1832, in Denby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Elizabeth Hunt. He was buried in Denby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Hunt
1814–
Thomas Hunt
1832–1834
Joseph Hunt
1834–1835

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (1)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). 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 .2 Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich ( see Fee ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Thos Hunt, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Thomas Hunt, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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