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The ancestry of the name Hornblower can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a person who was employed as a hornblower. In the Middle Ages, workmen were often summoned to work by the blowing of a horn. The surname Hornblower is derived from the Old English word hornblawere, which means horn-blower.

Hornblower Early Origins



The surname Hornblower was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Hornblower Spelling Variations


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Hornblower Spelling Variations



Hornblower has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Hornblow, Hornblower, Horneblow, Horneblower and others.

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Hornblower Early History


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Hornblower Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornblower research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1285, 1608, 1626, 1753, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Hornblower History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hornblower Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hornblower Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hornblower 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



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 Hornblowers to arrive on North American shores:

Hornblower Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Josiah Hornblower, who immigrated to America in 1753

Hornblower Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J H Hornblower, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hornblower (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hornblower (post 1700)



  • Joseph C Hornblower, American architect, whose work includes the U.S. National Museum
  • William Hornblower (1851-1914), 19th century American lawyer appointed to propose amendments to the New York constitution
  • Simon Hornblower Ph.D. (b. 1949), British Professor of Classics and Ancient History at University College London
  • Jonathan Carter Hornblower (1753-1815), British pioneer of steam power

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Hornblower Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hornblower 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 18 May 2016 at 18:10.

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