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Hortman is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in one of the many places called Horton; settlements of this name are particularly common in Yorkshire. The surname Hortman belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hortman Early Origins



The surname Hortman was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Thornton, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Bradford, wapentake of Morley. "Thornton Hall, the property of the Horton family, an ancient quadrangular structure of great size, and formerly of considerable importance, is now occupied as farm-buildings and cottages." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Over in Horton, in Northumberland another branch of the family was found. "Possessions were anciently held here by the knightly family of Horton." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
and at Horton in the West Riding of Yorkshire, more early records of the family were found. "In the reign of Henry II., the manor was granted by Robert de Lacy to the ancestor of the Hortons." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hortman Spelling Variations


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Hortman Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hortman family name include Horton, Horten and others.

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Hortman Early History


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Hortman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hortman research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1296 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Hortman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hortman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hortman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hortman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hortman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hortman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Hortman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [2]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)

Hortman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Martha Hortman, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Harry H. Hortman, aged 21, who emigrated to New York, in 1920
  • Victor Hortman, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Henry Hortman, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hortman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hortman (post 1700)



  • Edward Hortman, American football player for the 1891 West Virginia Mountaineers
  • Doug Hortman, American owner of The Marshalls, a former professional indoor football team based out of Dayton, Ohio
  • Alton Monroe "Al" Hortman Jr., American Republican candidate for the Mayor of Minden, Louisiana in 2010
  • Melissa Hortman (b. 1970), American politician, Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2017-), Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2005-)
  • Norman Hortman, Canadian pilot on the MacGregor Arctic Expedition in 1937, he disembarked at Sydney, Nova Scotia before proceeding further north

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Hortman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hortman 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.

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