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Hornbrook History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Hornbrook comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Hornbrook in Kelly in the county of Devon. The surname Hornbrook belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names.

Early Origins of the Hornbrook family


The surname Hornbrook was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hornbrook family


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Hornbrook Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hornbrook has been recorded under many different variations, including Hornbrook, Hornibrook and others.

Early Notables of the Hornbrook family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hornbrook family to Ireland


Some of the Hornbrook family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hornbrook family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hornbrook or a variant listed above:

Hornbrook Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hornbrook, who settled in Maryland in 1737

Hornbrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hornbrook and her husband and two children arrived in Philadelphia in 1820

Hornbrook Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Hornbrook, who landed in Canterbury, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • Alexander Hornbrook, aged 24, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • William Hornbrook, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tobago" in 1842
  • William Hornbrook, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Tobago

Contemporary Notables of the name Hornbrook (post 1700)


  • Christopher Aaron "Chris" Hornbrook (b. 1981), American drummer from Hollywood, Florida
  • Ken Hornbrook, American fine art nature photographer
  • Thomas Lyde Hornbrook, British marine artist who exhibited in the Royal Academy (1836 and 1844), marine painter to the Duchess of Kent (1833)

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