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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Hornby come from when the family resided in one of the places called Hornby in Lancashire, Westmorland (now part of Cumbria), or the North Riding of Yorkshire. "This place is distinguished for its castle, which stands on the site of a Roman villa, on the summit of a bold rock of conical form, in many parts shrouded by trees, and washed by the Wenning at its base. The castle was originally founded soon after the Norman Conquest." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Hornby Early Origins



The surname Hornby was first found in Lancashire at Hornby, a township and chapelry, and formerly a market-town, in the parish of Melling, hundred of Lonsdale. There are two Hornby Castles of note: the first in Lancashire which was originally built for the Neville family in the 13th century; and the second in Yorkshire, home to the St Quintin family. We must look to the latter shire to find the first record of the surname, namely William de Horneby who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1205. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Johannes de Horneby; and Agnes de Horneby. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Hornby Spelling Variations


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Hornby 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. Hornby has been recorded under many different variations, including Hornby, Hornbie and others.

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Hornby Early History


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Hornby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornby research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1638, 1662 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Hornby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hornby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hornby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hornby 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



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 Hornby or a variant listed above:

Hornby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mercy Hornby settled in Virginia in 1735

Hornby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hornby and Joseph Hornby arrived in Philadelphia with four children in 1820
  • John Hornby, who arrived in New York, NY in 1828
  • Thomas Hornby settled in Newcastle Del. in 1835
  • Edward Orsen Hornby, who arrived in New York in 1839
  • Charles K Hornby, who landed in Indiana in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hornby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hornby, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hornby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hornby (post 1700)



  • Robert Hornby, American Engineer
  • John James Hornby C.V.O. (1826-1909), English rower
  • Sir William "Harry" Henry Hornby (1841-1928), 1st Baronet, an English industrialist and Conservative Party politician
  • John Hornby (1880-1927), English explorer best known for his expeditions in the Arctic region and the Northwest Territory of Canada
  • Clive Hornby (1944-2008), English actor
  • Nick Hornby (b. 1957), English novelist, essayist, lyricist and screenwriter
  • Frank Hornby (1863-1936), English inventor, businessman and politician, responsible for the invention of Meccano; Hornby Model Railways; and Dinky Toys
  • Admiral of the Fleet Sir Geoffrey Thomas Phippe Hornby (1825-1895), English Naval Commander, son of Sir Phipps Hornby
  • Albert Sidney Hornby (1898-1978), English teacher, grammarian and lexicographer who is best known for his "Learner's Dictionary of Current English"
  • Admiral Sir Phipps Hornby (1785-1867), English Naval Commander
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hornby Historic Events


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Hornby Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Edward Hornby (1913-1942), British Sergeant Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, died of wounds in 1942

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Hornby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hornby 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.

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