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About the Hunsberger surname

Hunsberger

Variations

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

Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg. [Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4. It is the 17,297th most popular surname in the United States. Placesnamed.com

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. Hunsberger.org

Coat of Arms

No authoritative crest or coat of arms for the Hunsberger Family has been found. A family crest was 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.

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.