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The name Hornere is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who carved objects out of horn or made musical instruments. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Hornere Early Origins



The surname Hornere was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very early times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. However, we must look to Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire) for the first listing of the family. For it is there, that Matilda le Homere, was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. A few years later in 1303, Richard le Homer was listed in the Writs of Parliament.

Later again in 1379, The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls listed Johannes Homer and Ricardus Hornar. [2]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)

One source notes: "Horner is a characteristic Yorkshire name. The Horners, a family of York merchants in the 17th century, on three occasions held the office of lord mayor of that city." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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Hornere Early History


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Hornere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornere research. Another 341 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1817, 1605, 1677, 1645, 1660, 1646, 1707, 1680, 1681, 1680, 1687, 1713, 1727 and are included under the topic Early Hornere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hornere Spelling Variations


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Hornere Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hornere are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hornere include Horner, Hornere, Horners and others.

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Hornere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hornere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir George Horner (1605-1677), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1645 and 1660; and his son...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hornere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hornere In Ireland


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Hornere In Ireland



Some of the Hornere family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hornere or a variant listed above: Thomas Horner settled in Virginia in 1623; James and Roger Horner settled in Virginia in 1638; Thomas Horner settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife, two children, and servants..

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nitor in adversum
Motto Translation: I contend against adversity.


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