- John Huntley
This is a "place name", from a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and means hunting-field. The name is spelled with and without the e. The HUNTLEY family in America has been noted for the size of its members and their devotion to their country, expressed in civil and military service. A newspaper, The New England Chronicle, 21 September 1775, said:
Last Year, thirteen Brothers, sons of one Woman, in the Colony of Connecticut, each of them Six Feet high, all went into the War in Defence of their country, and were all brave Men.... This is perhaps the most remarkable Instance of the Kind any country hath produced. The Name of this prolific and heroic Family is Huntly. New England Historical and Genealogical register 34:199
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