Early Origins of the Hornburg family
The surname Hornburg 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
Early History of the Hornburg family
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Hornburg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hornberg, Hornberger, Hornburg, Hornburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Hornburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hornburg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hornburg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Christ Hornburg, who settled in America in 1783
Hornburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Heinrich Hornburg, who settled in Texas with his wife Dorothea Wiethers in 1845