In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Hornyoit surname lived in village of Horninghold in the county of Leicestershire
Early Origins of the Hornyoit family
The surname Hornyoit 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 Hornyoit family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hornyoit research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1680, 1709, 1680, 1719, 1715, 1718 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Hornyoit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hornyoit Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hornyoit are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hornyoit include: Horninghold, Hornyhold, Hornihold, Hornyold, Horniold, Horniolde, Hornyolde, Hornigold and many more.
Early Notables of the Hornyoit 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 Hornyoit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hornyoit family to Ireland
Some of the Hornyoit family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hornyoit family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hornyoit 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 Hornyoit 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