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Where did the English Horneblow family come from? What is the English Horneblow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Horneblow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Horneblow family history?

The name Horneblow has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person who was employed as a hornblower. In the Middle Ages, workmen were often summoned to work by the blowing of a horn. The surname Horneblow is derived from the Old English word hornblawere, which means horn-blower.

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The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Horneblow has been spelled many different ways, including Hornblow, Hornblower, Horneblow, Horneblower and others.

First found in Essex, where they held a family seat from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horneblow research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1285, 1608, 1626, 1753, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Horneblow History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Horneblow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Horneblows to arrive in North America: Josiah Hornblower, who immigrated to America in 1753.

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The Horneblow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horneblow 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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