In 1066 William the Conquerer successfuly invaded England, and shortly after ordered a census be taken. This was compiled and is known as the Domesday Book. There were two towns listed that should be interesting to people interested in the origin of the name Hunnicutt. One was Huncote, Leicestershire the other Huncoat, Lancashire. A web site lists Huncote, Leicestershire as the birth place of William Huncote who came to Virginia in the early 1600's and the father of Augustine Hunnicutt. That could be true, but I have not seen his birthplace published before. Now back to Huncoat, Lancashire. At the time of the eleventh century census that town was named Hunnicot! Around 1241 a William, who lived in Huncoat, and was a descendant of Saxon noblemen first acquired the name de Huncoat. Quite a coincidence that the person who is believed to have first started the name Hunnicutt in America was born over 350 years later, and his name was William Huncote! Anyone that has anymore ideas or information please reply.