When Martha Ann Hunt was born about 1838, in Alabama, United States, her father, James Franklin Hunt, was 28 and her mother, Keziah Harvey, was 27. She married Milton Young Higginbotham on 13 November 1860, in Putnam, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Russell, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Putnam, Florida, United States in 1860. She died on 21 January 1908, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, 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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