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variations=Hundsperg, Hunsperger, Honsberger, Huntsberger, Honsperger, Hundsberger, Hunzberger }}
 
== Meaning ==
 
== Meaning ==
  
German: habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg. [http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Hunsberger-name-meaning.ashx?fn=&yr=1920]. It is the 17,297th most popular surname in the United States.[http://www.placesnamed.com/H/u/hunsberger.asp]
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German: habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.<ref>Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4</ref>. It is the 17,297th most popular surname in the United States.[http://www.placesnamed.com/H/u/hunsberger.asp]
  
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
The earliest recorded Hunsbergers in America were three brothers who first appeared in 1720 in the records of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franconia_Township%2C_Pennsylvania Franconia], PA in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_County%2C_Pennsylvania Montgomery County].
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The earliest recorded Hunsbergers in America were three brothers who first appeared in 1720 in the records of {{Wp|Franconia Township, Pennsylvania}} ({{Wp|Montgomery County, Pennsylvania}}).
  
Some sources place the origins of the Hunsbergers in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne Bern], Switzerland. One source places the earliest mention of the Hunsberger name in the year 1295. Another source suggested the family could have come from the hamlet of Hunsperg, which is located northeast of Bern in the vicinity of Krauchthal. [http://www.hunsberger.org/assoc.htm]
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Some sources place the origins of the Hunsbergers in {{Wp|Berne}}, {{Wp|Switzerland}}. One source places the earliest mention of the Hunsberger name in the year 1295. Another source suggested the family could have come from the hamlet of {{Wp|Hunsperg}}, which is located northeast of Bern in the vicinity of {{Wp|Krauchthal}}. [http://www.hunsberger.org/assoc.htm]
  
 
== Coat of Arms ==
 
== Coat of Arms ==
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==Geni.com Stats==
 
==Geni.com Stats==
As of 11/26/2007 there are '''11''' profiles on Geni.com with the surname HUNSBERGER, '''4''' with the surname HUNSBERGAR - also see [http://www.geni.com/last-name/Hunsberger Hunsberger Geni Search Results].
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As of 12/06/2010 there are '''1223''' profiles on Geni.com with the surname HUNSBERGER - also see [http://www.geni.com/last-name/Hunsberger Hunsberger Geni Search Results].
  
 
== Variations ==
 
== Variations ==
[[Hundsperg]], [[Hunsperger]], [[Honsberger]], Huntsberger, Honsberger, Honsperger, Hundsberger, Hunzberger
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[[Hundsperg]], [[Hunsperger]], [[Honsberger]], Huntsberger, Honsperger, Hundsberger, Hunzberger
  
 
== Famous Persons ==
 
== Famous Persons ==
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Hunsberger Donald Hunsberger]: one of the world’s foremost authorities on conducting, orchestration, and music literature.  
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*{{Wp|Donald Hunsberger}}: one of the world’s foremost authorities on conducting, orchestration, and music literature.
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*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0402307/ Vic Hunsberger]: a stunt man in the late '70s and 80s.
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== References ==
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== Links ==
 
== Links ==
Hunsberger Family Association Web site: http://www.hunsberger.org/
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*Hunsberger Family Association Web site: http://www.hunsberger.org/
 
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*Location of Family Reunion: {{Wp|Souderton, Pennsylvania}}
Location of Family Reunion: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souderton%2C_Pennsylvania Souderton, PA]
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*Genealogy Forum : [http://genforum.genealogy.com/hunsberger/ Geneology.com]
 
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*Mennonite Encyclopedia entry: http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/H855ME.html/?searchterm=hunsberger
Geneology Forum : [http://genforum.genealogy.com/hunsberger/ Geneology.com]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:49, 6 December 2010

Hunsberger

Variations: Hundsperg, Hunsperger, Honsberger, Huntsberger, Honsperger, Hundsberger, Hunzberger
Origin: unknown
Related Users: none
Geni Database: Hunsberger

Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.[1]. It is the 17,297th most popular surname in the United States.[1]

Background

The earliest recorded Hunsbergers in America were three brothers who first appeared in 1720 in the records of Franconia Township, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).

Some sources place the origins of the Hunsbergers in Berne, Switzerland. One source places the earliest mention of the Hunsberger name in the year 1295. Another source suggested the family could have come from the hamlet of Hunsperg, which is located northeast of Bern in the vicinity of Krauchthal. [2]

Coat of Arms

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No authoritative crest or coat of arms for the Hunsberger Family has been found. A family crestwas created in the late 1930's by an artist at the request of the Hunsberger Family Association's first historian. It reflects the farming background of the family, and shows symbols of the Bern region in Switzerland from where the Hunsbergers are believed to have originated.

Geni.com Stats

As of 12/06/2010 there are 1223 profiles on Geni.com with the surname HUNSBERGER - also see Hunsberger Geni Search Results.

Variations

Hundsperg, Hunsperger, Honsberger, Huntsberger, Honsperger, Hundsberger, Hunzberger

Famous Persons

  • Donald Hunsberger: one of the world’s foremost authorities on conducting, orchestration, and music literature.
  • Vic Hunsberger: a stunt man in the late '70s and 80s.

References

  1. Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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