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The Horlock surname comes from the Old English words "har," meaning "grey" and "locc," which refers to a lock of hair. Thus the surname was most likely formed from a nickname for someone with a patch of grey hair.

Horlock Early Origins



The surname Horlock was first found in Hampshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1066 when Borewoldus Horloc held a family seat at Winton. The name literally means "grey lock" from the Old English words "har" + "locc." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Horlock Spelling Variations


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Horlock Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Horlock has appeared include Harlock, Horlock, Horlick, Harloch, Harlok, Horliche, Hollick and many more.

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Horlock Early History


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Horlock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horlock research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1206, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Horlock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horlock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horlock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Horlock 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Horlock arrived in North America very early:

Horlock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Horlock, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1803
  • Robert Horlock, who arrived in Alabama in 1855
  • Robert Horlock, who landed in Alabama in 1855
  • William Henry Horlock, who arrived in California in 1888

Horlock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Horlock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  • Keightley Horlock, aged Elizabeth, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horlock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horlock (post 1700)



  • Ernest George Horlock (1885-1917), (sometimes spelt Harlock) English soldier who received the Victoria Cross for deeds in 1914 in Vendresse, France
  • Kevin Horlock (b. 1972), Northern Irish football player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Horlock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horlock 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 4 November 2015 at 11:24.

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