When Henry Clay Hunt was born on 29 July 1844, in Hamblen Township, Brown, Indiana, United States, his father, John Wesley Hunt, was 48 and his mother, Jala Grant, was 32. He married Rutha Jane Tull on 22 March 1874, in Nashville, Washington Township, Brown, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Brown, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Council Grove Twp, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 September 1936, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Bethany, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, 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 .