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The name Hornor is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who carved objects out of horn or made musical instruments.

Hornor Early Origins



The surname Hornor was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very early times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Hornor Spelling Variations


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Hornor Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hornor include Horner, Hornere, Horners and others.

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Hornor Early History


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Hornor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornor research. Another 439 words (31 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 Hornor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hornor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hornor 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 Hornor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hornor In Ireland


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Hornor In Ireland



Some of the Hornor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hornor were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Hornor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hornor (post 1700)



  • Thomas Hornor (1767-1834), American-born, Canadian farmer and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada for Oxford (1820-1828)
  • Lynn Sedwick Hornor (1874-1933), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia (1931-1933), President of the West Virginia Natural Gas Association in 1917 and 1918
  • Thomas Hornor (1785-1844), English land surveyor, artist, and inventor

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2015 at 15:36.

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