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A newspaper article on the Hunts' business in King Street

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Origins of surname

This was the name given to someone who hunted wildlife for a living. In the Middle Ages the term 'hunter' was an official title, and there were different categories from game hunters on foot to the mounted huntsmen, who pursued stags and wild boar. The penalty for hunting without permission in the royal parks could be death.

Early records

The name can be found in Jersey church records from the early 17th century, although there is a big gap between the first two records - Jean son of Jean and Marie (St Helier, 1603) and Hugh son of James and Grisill Carmichill (St Helier, 1770).

Despite these early records, the name was sadly ignored by the compiler of our comprehensive list of Jersey surnames.


  • Hunt
  • Hunte
  • Hunter, although clearly a derivation of the name, it was probably an entirely separate family, although of very limited numbers, in Jersey

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Family members who served in the Great War

  • Alexandre Alfred Hunt, Private RASC
  • Edward John Thomas Hunt (1896- ), Mercantile Marine
  • John Hunt (1899- ), Private East Surrey Regiment
  • Robert Horace Hunt, ex-RMIH, Private SOuth Staffordshire Regiment
  • Wilfred William Hunt, Private Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion
  • William Hunt, Private Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion


Family wills

These wills created by members of the family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Albert Hunt, 31 Green Street, St Helier - 29 November 1937, D/Y/A/101
  • Alfred Hunt, St Helier - 29 April 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • Alice Hunt, 11 Waterloo Street, St Helier - 11 June 1947, D/Y/A/118
  • Charles Hunt, St Helier - 20 March 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Eliza Hunt, The Limes, Green Street, St Helier - 10 December 1924, D/Y/A/84
  • Ellen Hunt, 11 Waterloo Street, St Helier - 11 June 1947, D/Y/A/118
  • Emily Hunt, 28 Union Street, St Helier, widow of Arthur Rundle - 11 May 1938, D/Y/A/102
  • Francis Hunt of Preston, Lancashire, now of Rosevale, St Brelade's Bay, Land Agent and Surveyor - 7 October 1893, D/Y/A/52
  • Frederick Hunt, bequeaths to Frederick George Hunt all the testator's share in the business premises in Peter Street and Hilary Street, St Helier - 21 January 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Harriet Hunt née Howe, Bay View, St Aubin - 23 September 1921, D/Y/A/81
  • Jeannie Hunt, Pleasant View, Samares, St Clement - 17 March 1948, D/Y/A/119
  • John Hunt of 12 Russell Place, St Clements Road, St Helier, bequeaths to John William Hunt, three £100 bonds of the province of Canada, five 5% Russian consols To Charles Francis Hunt £100 New Brunwick 6% bonds To Robert John Philip Hunt, 3 £100 Swedish 5% Bonds, £100 Nova Scotia 6% Bonds, 1 £20 Peruvian 5% bond To Albert Hunt £100 Victoria Colonial 5% bonds, £100 New Zealand 5% bonds, 2 £20 Peruvian 5% bonds, bequeaths other similar bonds to named particulars - 30 January 1883, D/Y/A/43
  • Mabel Hunt, Elmwood, Belvedere Hill - 20 April 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Mary Hunt, St Helier, widow of Herbert Haynes - 20 December 1906, D/Y/A/65
  • Mary Hunt, The Nest, Pont Marquet, St Brelade desires to be buried in St Brelade's parish churchyard, bequeaths to the Rev Arthur Balleine, St Brelade's Rectory £100 to help provide a church house and £50 to provide a gold and white altar frontal for St Brelade's parish church 24 November 1919- 7 February 1920, D/Y/A/80
  • Percy Hunt, 2, Peel Terrace, Peel Road, St Helier - 7 July 1939, D/Y/A/105
  • Priscilla Hunt of Alderney, now of St Helier, widow of Gideon Laurens Leigh, desires to be buried in St Helier cemetery, bequeaths to the widows and Orphans of St Helier £40, to the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Aquila Road, a bond signed by the then minister of the chapel Rev William Tubb of £100 - 11 September 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Reginald Hunt, 51 Aquila Road, St Helier - 28 August 1946, D/Y/A/116
  • Robert Hunt, Osborne House, St Aubin, St Brelade - 16 September 1927, D/Y/A/87
  • Sarah Hunt of Queen Street, St Helier, widow - 29 May 1873, D/Y/A/37
  • Sarah Hunt, 19 Gloucester Street, St Helier - 8 November 1907, D/Y/A/66
  • William Hunt of 3 Bath Street, St Helier, coach builder, bequeaths to William Hunt his share of 7, Peter Street and 14, Hilary Street and all he owns relating to the coach building trade To Henry Albert Hunt 92, Rouge Bouillon To Alice Mary Hunt 94, Rouge Bouillon Revokes the above legacy of 92 and 94 Rouge Bouillon and bequeaths his share in 92 and 94 Rouge Bouillon to Alfred Edward Hunt and Alice Mary Hunt equally - 23 May 1874, D/Y/A/37

Family businesses

Members of the Hunt family ran three St Helier businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries. Robert Hunt established Hunt's at No 71 King Street and 28 Broad Street in 1869 as a hairdressers and wig makers. Robert was a top gun maker and his wife was a wig maker, and over the years the shop sold guns, hunting knives and all manner of items. Next door at No 69 King Street Robert's brother John took over a gunsmith in the 1870s.

Their nephew Stanley Albert Hunt established The Old Curiosity Shop in Cross Street and Wharf Street, and then moved to Conway Street, specialising in ropes and other marine supplies.

Family photograph album

Family gravestones

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