The Horine family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who made a living by catching or selling herring. Early examples of the surname Horine come from the Old French word hareng,
while later examples come from the Old English word hering,
which was originally derived from the Old English words hæring
these words all mean herring. Occupational
names such as Horine frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Horine family
The surname Horine was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Horine family
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Horine Spelling Variations
Horine has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Horine have been found, including Herring, Herrin, Hering and others.
Early Notables of the Horine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horine family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Horines to arrive on North American shores:
Horine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Horine, aged 30, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1874 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Horine (post 1700)
- C. Thomas Horine, American homesteader to Jefferson County, Missouri in 1868, eponym of Horine, Missouri
- Benjamin Horine (1780-1852), American homesteader to Richwoods, Missouri; he is the buried in the eponymous Horine Cemetery
- George Leslie Horine (1890-1948), American bronze medalist high jumper at the 1912 Summer Ollympics; he is credited with developing a technique that was the forerunner to the western roll