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.
Early Origins of the Hornblower family
Essex, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Hornblower family
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Hornblower Spelling Variations
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. Many variations of the name Hornblower have been found, including Hornblow, Hornblower, Horneblow, Horneblower and others.
Early Notables of the Hornblower family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hornblower family to the New World and Oceana
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
Hornblower Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hornblower (post 1700)
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