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Hornsby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Hornsby family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in one of the places called Hornby in Lancashire, Westmorland (now part of Cumbria), or the North Riding of Yorkshire. "This place is distinguished for its castle, which stands on the site of a Roman villa, on the summit of a bold rock of conical form, in many parts shrouded by trees, and washed by the Wenning at its base. The castle was originally founded soon after the Norman Conquest." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early Origins of the Hornsby family


The surname Hornsby was first found in Lancashire at Hornby, a township and chapelry, and formerly a market-town, in the parish of Melling, hundred of Lonsdale. There are two Hornby Castles of note: the first in Lancashire which was originally built for the Neville family in the 13th century; and the second in Yorkshire, home to the St Quintin family. We must look to the latter shire to find the first record of the surname, namely William de Horneby who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1205. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Johannes de Horneby; and Agnes de Horneby. [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)

Early History of the Hornsby family


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Hornsby 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 Hornsby include Hornby, Hornbie and others.

Early Notables of the Hornsby family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hornsby family to the New World and Oceana


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 Hornsby or a variant listed above:

Hornsby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hornsby, who landed in Virginia in 1772 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hornsby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Hornsby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Joseph Hornsby a farmer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Miriam Hornsby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Joseph Hornsby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Hannah Maria Hornsby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
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Hornsby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hornsby, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Hornsby (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Aubrey Hornsby (1895-1981), American Commanding General 308th Bombardment Wing (1946) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Aubrey Hornsby. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hornsby/Aubrey/USA.html
  • Isaac Daniel Hornsby (1900-1951), American singer, musician, music writer, producer and arranger
  • Nikki Hornsby, American pop, country and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • Bruce Hornsby (b. 1954), American musician winner of Best New Artist Grammy in 1987 with Bruce Hornsby and the Range
  • Aubrey Hornsby (1895-1981), American Brigadier General
  • Brian Hornsby (b. 1954), former English footballer (1971-1985)
  • Jennifer Hornsby (b. 1951), British philosopher
  • Thomas Hornsby (1773-1810), British astronomer and mathematician
  • Rogers "The Rajah" Hornsby (1896-1963), Major League Baseball player
  • Ernest C. Hornsby (b. 1936), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Aubrey Hornsby. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hornsby/Aubrey/USA.html


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