Hörmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Hörmann is of very ancient German origin. It is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "man," meaning "man."

Early Origins of the Hörmann family

The surname Hörmann was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region.

One of the first records of the family was Hermann (fl. 1070), a hagiographer, probably a native of Lorraine, was the Archdeacon of Herfast, Bishop of Thetford, and helped him in his attempt to assert the jurisdiction of his see over St. Edmund's Abbey. [1]

Hermann (d. 1078), first bishop of Salisbury, a native of Lorraine, was probably one of the clerks of the royal chapel under the Danish dynasty, and held that office when, in 1045, Edward the Confessor appointed him bishop of Ramsbury or Wilton, in succession to Brihtwold. [1]

Early History of the Hörmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hörmann research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1828, 1842, 1769, 1612, 1719, 1727, 1786, 1625, 1678, 1621, 1686, 1643, 1708, 1664, 1703, 1646, 1695, 1650 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Hörmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hörmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Herman, Hermann, Herrman, Herrmann, Hörman, Hörmann, Hierman, Harmen, Harmand, Harman, Armand, Armant, Hermand, Arman, Erman, Ermann, Hearman, Hearmann, Harm, Harmsen, Harmson and many more.

Early Notables of the Hörmann family (pre 1700)

Notable figures of the time with the name Hörmann were Jobst Herman of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1625-1678), Count of Lippe, Sternberg and Schwalenberg; Augustine Herman, First Lord of Bohemia Manor (c.1621-1686), a Bohemian explorer, merchant, and cartographer; Johann Oswald Harms (1643-1708), a German...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hörmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hörmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hörmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Hormann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
Hörmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Herm Hormann, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Hinrich Hormann, aged 16, who landed in America from Bremen, Germany, in 1893
  • Elise Hormann, aged 50, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1893
  • Emma Hormann, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Hörmann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ernst Hormann, aged 42, who landed in America from Bremen, in 1905
  • Henriette Hormann, aged 75, who immigrated to the United States from Bromberg, Germany, in 1907
  • Anna Hormann, aged 32, who settled in America from Lehe, Germany, in 1908
  • August Hormann, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Hannover, Germany, in 1908
  • Fritz Hormann, aged 23, who landed in America from Dissen, Germany, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hörmann (post 1700) +

  • Raimund Hörmann (b. 1957), German gold medalist rower at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Xaver Hörmann (1910-1943), German bronze medalist sprint canoer at the 1936 Olympics
  • Judith Hörmann, German three-time gold medalist sprint canoer
  • Walter Hörmann (b. 1961), retired Austrian football player and a football coach


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


Houseofnames.com on Facebook