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About the study
History of the name
The earliest reference is to a William de Huntingforde of Eye, in Suffolk in 1166 in The Red Book of the Exchequer. In 1205 Harding de Hunteneford, his daughter Mathilda and wife Dyonisia of Wilton, Wiltshire appear in the Charter Rolls. In 1346 Elianora de Huntingford left money to purchase a book .(Vatican Library).
George Isaac Huntingford 1755-1832 was Bishop of Hereford and Gloucester.
GWB Huntingford 1901-1978 wrote many learned books about Ethiopia.
Professor Peter Huntingford 1929-2000 was a well known Gynaecologist.
In the 1841 census there were 92 Huntingfords.
In the 1851 census there were 133.
In the 1861 census there were 165.
In the 1871 census there were 152.
In the 1881 census there were 244.
In the 1891 census there were 215.
In the 1901 census there were 298.
In the 1911 census there were 340.
(All approximate and for England only.)
Distribution of the name
Most of the 1881 Huntingfords lived in the southern counties of Surrey, Hampshire,Sussex and Kent.
My own branch established itself in Fleetwood, Lancs in the 1890s. Today, in 2010 we have branches in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Denmark, Malta and the USA.
I have all the available GRO indexes. Many pre 1600 references.
Probate Index references : 1858 to 1940.Photographs of places connected with the family.
Many old wills, which I have transcribed.All the census information.
Many copies of certificates.40 years of correspondence with Huntingfords all over the world.
Copies of my annual newsletter : Tally Ho. No 19 will be out soon.