The HUNTRISS Connection

This site is a record of my research into the Huntriss family name. With only a couple of hundred of us in the world we're a very exclusive breed; because of this, my interest is in all those who bear the family name(and variants), whether directly related or not.

The site provides a way of preserving memories of those who have gone before us. Do get in touch if you have information you would like to share.

Geoff Huntriss

Family tree

So far I have been able to trace my family back to William Huntriss, a shoemaker born around 1715 in Scarborough.


Many of the early references to the Huntriss family are associated with the Yorkshire town of Scarborough. William Huntriss was a sailor, and was involved in the exploration of Baffin Island; Joseph Huntriss was the builder responsible for Huntriss Row.

WW1 Newspaper cuttings

A few years ago, I was given a notebook that contains cuttings from local newspapers that related to the Liverpool Scottish regiment. The notebook was put together by the parents of Hector Huntriss, who served with that regiment during the first World War.

Family Bible

I was fortunate to come across a family bible dated 1793 which was offered for sale on Ebay. This bible was owned by William Huntriss of Halifax (1804 - 1883), and contains a lot of information about the family.

Lest we forget

At least 9 members of the Huntriss family were killed in the first World War. We owe it to them to preserve the memory of those who gave their lives for us

Washington Post article

This article in the Washington Post discusses the lowering of flags to half mast in response to the killing of US servicemen in Chattanooga, and traces the history of this practice back to a voyage by William Huntriss in 1612.

Japanese POW's

Some of the Huntriss family were Japanese prisoners-of-war during the second world war.


Somewhat surprisingly, the Huntriss name is featured in a number of novels.


My father, D'Arcy Huntriss, passed away in 2013 aged 93. Read here the story of his life


There are a number of variations on the Huntriss name. In Whitby in Yorkshire are a number of families bearing the name of Huntrodds. Are the families related?


On line auctions have proved to be a valuable source of information on family history.

Talc mining

Census records show George Huntriss's occupation as being a general merchant. There's a little more to it than that......

Robert Huntriss Tolson

Robert Huntriss Tolson, grandson of William and Ellen Huntriss, was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme.

Letters from America

Cheryl Williams lives in Seattle, and is the great-grand-daughter of John Huntriss (1880-1912). She has been kind enough to share letters and photos relating to the Huntriss family in North America.

Triumph and Tragedy

The bittersweet story of William and Charlotte Huntriss.


Three generations of the Huntriss family lived in the Yorkshire village of Sherburn during the years 1740 to 1860.


Are you connected to the Huntriss Family in any way? If so, why not join the HuntrissFamily FaceBook group?


I am very grateful to all those who have contributed material for this site