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Where did the German Hornbaker family come from? What is the German Hornbaker family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hornbaker family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hornbaker family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hornberg, Hornberger, Hornburg, Hornburgh and others.
First found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name is a compound name derived from the Old High German words "horn" and "berg," and has several derivations. Horn was used as an occupational name for someone who made small articles from horn, or a musician who played a horn. It was also a topographic name referring to a horn-shaped hill; "berg" also refers to a hill. Many have also adopted this name as a habitation name for one of the several places in Germany so-named.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornbaker research. Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hornbaker History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Henry Hornberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796; Johan Jacob Hornberger, his wife Maria Barbara and their two daughters, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.
The Hornbaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hornbaker 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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