Hornbuckle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Hornbuckle. It was a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire. The Hornbuckle surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name Arbuckle (or Arnbuckle), in the parish of Airdrie, Lanarkshire. The Gaelic name for the place was earrann buachaille, meaning the "herdsman's portion" (of land).

Early Origins of the Hornbuckle family

The surname Hornbuckle was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. John Arnbuckle was recorded as a witness in Irvine in 1499, and later John Arbuckle purchased a lot of land in the city of Glasgow in the year 1511. [1]

Early History of the Hornbuckle family

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Hornbuckle Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Hornbuckle has been spelled Arbuckle, Arnbuckle, Arbukile, Arbukill, Arbuckell, Arbuckles, Arbucles, Arbucle, Arbukle and many more.

Early Notables of the Hornbuckle family (pre 1700)

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Hornbuckle Ranking

In the United States, the name Hornbuckle is the 10,060th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Hornbuckle family to Ireland

Some of the Hornbuckle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hornbuckle migration to the United States +

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Hornbuckle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lottie Hornbuckle, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
  • Lottie Hornbuckle, aged 23, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Ada Hornbuckle, aged 39, who landed in America from Warmsworth, England, in 1921
  • Ada Hornbuckle, aged 39, originally from Warmsworth, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [4]

Australia Hornbuckle migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hornbuckle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hornbuckle, British Convict who was convicted in Leicester, Leicestershire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 25th June 1838, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hornbuckle (post 1700) +

  • William J. "Bill" Hornbuckle IV, American businessman from Connecticut, President of MGM Resorts International (2012-)
  • Dan Hornbuckle (b. 1980), American mixed martial artist from Mahomet, Illinois, member of the Eastern Band Cherokee tribe
  • Alexis Kay'ree Hornbuckle (b. 1985), American professional WNBA basketball player
  • Niel Hornbuckle (b. 1991), South African first-class cricketer
  • Mr. James Hornbuckle, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1737 to 1738, he way Mayor in 1761 and 1767
  • Mr. John Hornbuckle, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1723 to 1724, he was Mayor in 1743, 1749 and 1754
  • Mr. Benjamin Hornbuckle, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1764 to 1765


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJM9-NPF : 6 December 2014), Lottie Hornbuckle, 17 Oct 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GY-KTR : 6 December 2014), Ada Hornbuckle, 09 Apr 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel


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