Hunter - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
|Author||Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh|
|Source||Some Anglicised Surnames in Ireland|
Hunter—This name in the Northern counties of Ulster is the anglicised form of M'Keighry and M'Keefry (Mac Fhiachra) and synonymously with Hunt it is the anglicised form of Feighney in the district surrounding Fermoy, Co. Cork, and the districts mentioned in North Connacht after the name Hunt. (O'Fiachra and O'Fiachna).
Some families of the name in Ulster are of Scottish origin, mostly from Ayrshire, and were a sept of the Stewarts of Bute, the Isle of Arran being their old district.