Ancient Hunt Families
The following data is extracted from Hunt Family Records.
The following titled Hunt families are listed in BURKE'S GENERAL ARMORY: Longnor, Co. Salop, 1623; Boreatton, co, Salop; Rowland Hunt, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn; Husey-Hunt, Compton Pauncefoot, Co. Somerset; Chalderson, Co. Bedford; Ashover, Co. Derby; Chudleigh, co. Devon; Exeter, Co. Devon; Stockgrave, Co. Devon and of Worcester; Romford, Co. Essex; Hoggesback, co. Hereford; Lincoln's Inn; Kilderveston, Co. Norfolk; Hermyngtoft, Co. Norfolk and Co. Suffolk; Lyndon & Hindon, co. Rutland and Gayton, Co. Stafford; Stoke Lindon and Barradon, Co. Rutland; Speckington, Co. Somerset; Lanhy drock, Co. Cornwall-, Fun. Ent. Ulster's office, 1677 ; Curragh, Co. Limerick.
The progenitor of the Hunt Family was an officer in the Army of William the Conqueror. He spoke both French and German. After the battle of Hastings and the conquest of England, for his services he received some lands in the north of England, where he settled down to peaceful pursuits, married a British maiden, and founded the present Hunt Family. Robert le Hunt. was in Lancashire, A. D. 1327.
About the year 1540 a member of the family traveled over much of England in the interests of the common people. This family is said to have supported Cromwell and the Puritans in the great conquests between the Lords and Commons.
Source: Hunt Family Records