Horning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dutch surname Horning is a habitational name, taken on from any of numerous places in the Netherlands, so named. The Dutch word "hoorn," means a "point," or "‘nook;’ the prefix "Van" denotes "one who came from."

Early Origins of the Horning family

The surname Horning was first found in the region between the North Sea, Germany and Belgium, that we now call the Netherlands.

Important Dates for the Horning family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horning research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1156, 1136, 1150, 1156, 1518, 1568, 1635, 1683, 1653, 1711, 1704 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Horning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horning Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Horn, Hoorn, Van Horn, Van Hoorn, Van Horne, Van den Horn and many more.

Early Notables of the Horning family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Herman van Horne (or Hoorn) (died 1156), Archdeacon at Liège in 1136, Bishop of Utrecht from 1150 to 1156; Philip de Montmorency, Count Hoorn (1518-1568), a Dutch nobleman, member of the council of state during...
Another 47 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.

Horning migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Horning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Horning, who arrived in North Carolina in 1701-1702 [1]
  • Niclaus Horning, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Gerhard Horning, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Georg Ludwig Horning, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Winkell Horning, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Maria Horning, aged 47, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Ertmann Horning, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Gustav Horning, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]

Horning migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Horning Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Horning U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • 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 [2]

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)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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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