Hornbeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Hornbeck family
The surname Hornbeck 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 so-named.
Early History of the Hornbeck family
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Hornbeck Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hornberg, Hornberger, Hornburg, Hornburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Hornbeck family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Hornbeck is the 8,642nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hornbeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hornbeck Settlers in United States in the 20th Century