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The Gaelic name used by the Horney family in ancient Ireland was O hAthairne, which is possibly derived from the word athardha, which means paternal.

Horney Early Origins



The surname Horney was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Horney Spelling Variations


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Horney Spelling Variations



The search for the origins of the name Horney family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Harney, Hartney, O'Harney, Hartney, Harnedy, Harnet, Harnett, Hartnet, Hartnett, Haherny and many more.

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Horney Early History


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Horney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horney research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Horney:

Horney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Horney, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Nellie Horney, aged 6, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • William Horney, aged 34, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Daniel Horney, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1895

Horney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oskar L Horney, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • Frank Horney, aged 41, who arrived in America, in 1913
  • T.J. Horney, who arrived in America, in 1914
  • Kenneth G. Horney, who arrived in America, in 1919
  • M. Horney, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horney (post 1700)



  • Karen Horney (1885-1952), née Danielsen, a German-born, American psychoanalyst who questioned some traditional Freudian views
  • Brigitte Horney (1911-1988), German theatre and film actress, known for her role as Empress Katherine the Great in Baron Munchhausen (1943)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

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