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The distinguished surname Bockhorny is of Austrian origin. It is derived from the Polish word "pokorny," meaning "subservient, humble."

Bockhorny Early Origins



The surname Bockhorny was first found in Austria, where the name was first used. During the 11th and 12th centuries, native Slavs living in Austria were often referred to as "Bockhorny" by the native Austrians in an assertion of the victory of Otto the Great over the invaders. It is likely that the name evolved from nickname to surname during the early Middle Ages. Literally the name means "the humble one."

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Bockhorny Spelling Variations


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Bockhorny Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pokorny, Pockorny, Pockorni, Bockorni, Bockhorny and others.

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Bockhorny Early History


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Bockhorny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bockhorny research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1867, 1794, 1729, 1794 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Bockhorny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bockhorny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bockhorny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bockhorny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Bockhorn, who was naturalized in New York in 1835; Francis Pokorny, who was living in Toronto, Ontario in 1871; Adolf Pokorny, who came to New York in 1872.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Bockhorny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bockhorny 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 April 2015 at 08:27.

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