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Hornby Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from any of various places in northern England so called. Those in Lancashire and near Bedale in North Yorkshire are from the Old Norse personal name Horni ‘horn’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. One in the parish of Great Smeaton, North Yorkshire, is recorded in Domesday Book as Horenbodebi and probably has as its first element an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements horn ‘horn’ + boði ‘messenger’.

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


Similar surnames: Hornsby, Corby, Horney, Horn, Holtby, Torney, Barnaby, Sorby, Norby

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Hornby Family Origin

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Hornby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Painter

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Hornby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Hornby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hornby family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hornby.

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Hornby Life Expectancy

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