Early Origins of the Hornback family
The surname Hornback was first found in Austria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the family name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation. The name is a compound name derived from the Old High German words "horn" and "berg," and has several derivations. Horn was used as an occupational
name for someone who made small articles from horn, or a musician who played a horn. It was also a topographic name referring to a horn-shaped hill; "berg" also refers to a hill. Many have also adopted this name as a habitation name for one of the several places in Germany
Early History of the Hornback family
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Hornback Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hornberg, Hornberger, Hornburg, Hornburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Hornback family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hornback family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Henry Hornberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796; Johan Jacob Hornberger, his wife Maria Barbara and their two daughters, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hornback (post 1700)
- Paul Hornback, American politician, Member of the Kentucky Senate from the 20th district (2011-)