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The name Hort is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who was known for their speed. This surname was also derived form the Old English word Harte which was a nickname. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.

Hort Early Origins



The surname Hort was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hort Spelling Variations


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Hort Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hort have been found, including Hurt, Hurte and others.

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Hort Early History


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Hort Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hort research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Hort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hort Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hort Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hort Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Hort surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Hort Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Hort, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Nicholas Hort, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • John Hort, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Hort Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathias Hort, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Ludwig Hort, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767

Hort Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Hort, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Hort Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. Hort, aged 25, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • A W Hort landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship New York Packet
  • Abraham Hort, aged 40, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Abraham Hort landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship "Prince of Wales"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Hort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hort 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 10 December 2010 at 10:20.

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