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Where did the English Hornaday family come from? What is the English Hornaday family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hornaday family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hornaday family history?The Hornaday name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the places called Hornby in Lancashire, Westmorland (now part of Cumbria), or the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hornaday has undergone many spelling variations, including Hornby, Hornbie and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornaday research. Another 121 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hornaday History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hornaday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hornaday were among those contributors: Mary Hornby and Joseph Hornby arrived in Philadelphia with four children in 1820; Mercy Hornby settled in Virginia in 1735; Squire T. Hornby settled in Philadelphia in 1860.
The Hornaday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hornaday Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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