Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was 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 Horneblow is derived from the Old English word hornblawere, which means horn-blower.
Early Origins of the Horneblow family
Essex, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Horneblow family
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Horneblow Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Horneblow has been spelled many different ways, including Hornblow, Hornblower, Horneblow, Horneblower and others.
Early Notables of the Horneblow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horneblow family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Horneblows to arrive in North America: Josiah Hornblower, who immigrated to America in 1753.
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