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.
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Leroy Hornbeck (1875-1964), American head football coach at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan
William Hornbeck (1901-1983), American Academy Award winning film editor, best known for his work on A Place in the Sun (1951), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Giant (1956), and I Want to Live! (1958)
Larry J. Hornbeck (b. 1943), American engineer, known for his work on DLP CINEMA technology at Texas Instruments, awarded the Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics (2014-2015), Progress Medal from the Royal Photographic Society (2009) and Elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (2009)
Stanley Kuhl Hornbeck (1883-1966), American diplomat, Rhodes scholar and author, Cief of the State Department Division of Far Eastern Affairs (1928–1937), a special adviser to Secretary of State Cordell Hull (1937–1944), and ambassador to The Netherlands (1944–1947)
John Westbrook Hornbeck (1804-1848), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania