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Horn Family History

Horn Name Meaning
English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch horn ‘horn’, applied in a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made small articles, such as combs, spoons, and window lights, out of horn; as a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a horn-shaped spur of a hill or tongue of land in a bend of a river, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element (for example, in England, Horne in Surrey on a spur of a hill and Horn in Rutland in a bend of a river); as a nickname, perhaps referring to some feature of a person’s physical appearance, or denoting a cuckolded husband.Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably from German Horn ‘horn’, adopted as a surname for reasons that are not clear. It may be purely ornamental, or it may refer to the ram’s horn (Hebrew shofar) blown in the Synagogue during various ceremonies.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Horn Families

  • Number of Horn families
     422 - 842
     141 - 421
     1 - 140
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Horn families
     339 - 676
     114 - 338
     1 - 113
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Horn families
     210 - 418
     71 - 209
     1 - 70
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Horn Family Origin

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Horn Immigration Information

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Horn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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