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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

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)



  • Melissa Hortman (b. 1970), American politician, member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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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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