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The ancient history of the Horning name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in village of Horninghold in the county of Leicestershire.

Horning Early Origins



The surname Horning was first found in Leicestershire, where the name is associated with the parish of Horninghold, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Gartree. Originally listed as Horniwale in the Domesday Book of 1086, it was the property of Robert de Tosny at that time. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1163, the parish and village was known as Horningewald. The place name literally meant "woodland of the people living at the horn-shaped piece of land" from the Old English words "horn" + "-inga" + "wald." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The first recorded ancestor is John de Hornyold of Leicestershire, during the reign of Edward III (1327-1377.) [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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Horning Spelling Variations


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Horning Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Horning include Horninghold, Hornyhold, Hornihold, Hornyold, Horniold, Horniolde, Hornyolde, Hornigold and many more.

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Horning Early History


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Horning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horning research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1680, 1709, 1680, 1719, 1715, 1718 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Horning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horning Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Hornyold, Knight of Malta, Governor of Calais and Auditor of the Exchequer in the 16th century. On the more infamous side, Captain Benjamin Hornigold ( c. 1680-1719) an English pirate, active 1715 to...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Horning or a variant listed above:

Horning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Horning, who arrived in North Carolina in 1701-1702
  • Niclaus Horning, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Gerhard Horning, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Georg Ludwig Horning, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Winkell Horning, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Horning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Horning, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Maria Horning, aged 47, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Ertmann Horning, aged 26, landed in New York in 1854
  • Gustav Horning, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1893

Horning Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Horning U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Peter Horning U.E. (b. 1737) born in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Barton Township [Hamilton], Wentworth County, Ontario c. 1788 he died in 1823, married to Isabella Mary Richardson they had 9 children [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horning (post 1700)



  • William Allen Horning (1904-1959), American two-time Academy Award winning art director, known for his work on North by Northwest (1959), Ben-Hur (1959),Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and many more
  • Clarence Edward "Steamer" Horning (1892-1982), professional American NFL football offensive tackle who played from 1920 to 1923
  • James Jay "Jim" Horning (1942-2013), American computer scientist
  • Karen Horning (b. 1966), Peruvian breaststroke swimmer at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Edward Allan "Al" Horning (b. 1939), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Okanagan Centre (1988-1993)

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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: Fidem tene
Motto Translation: Keep the faith


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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