Hunter

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

English name

Transferred use of the surname, which originated as an occupational name, Old English huntia = 'to hunt', hunta = 'one who engages in the chase of game or other wild animals' [1]

Related Names

Hunter ♀/♂ Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Huntersson Iceland

Female

Huntersdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Hunter
Genitive: Hunters
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Hunter
Genitive: Hunterin
Partitive: Hunteria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Hunter
Accusative: Hunter
Dative: Hunter
Genitive: Hunters
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Hunter
Genitive: Hunters
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Hunter
Genitive: Hunters

Further Information

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References

  1. P. H. Reaney and R. M. Wilson: Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames (2005)
  2. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is