Hornyhood is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in village of Horninghold in the county of Leicestershire
Early Origins of the Hornyhood family
The surname Hornyhood 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. 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." 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.) 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 Hornyhood family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornyhood research.Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1680, 1709, 1680, 1719, 1715, 1718 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Hornyhood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hornyhood Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hornyhood has been recorded under many different variations, including Horninghold, Hornyhold, Hornihold, Hornyold, Horniold, Horniolde, Hornyolde, Hornigold and many more.
Early Notables of the Hornyhood family (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 1718 after which he turned into a pirate hunter... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hornyhood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hornyhood family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hornyhood or a variant listed above: William and Katherine Horniolde, who sailed to Barbados in 1678; Thomas Honihold to Barbados in 1679; and William Horniold to Barbados in 1680.
The Hornyhood 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