Horner Family History

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Horner Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn, a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal, or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘horn’ of land. habitational name from Horner in Diptford, Devon, which is named from Old English horn ‘horn of land’ + ora ‘hill spur’, ‘ridge’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 4.

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

Similar surnames: Corner, Thorner, Horne, Borner, Berner, Hirner, Hober, Honer, Horter

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Horner Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Horner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Horner Family Origin

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Horner Family Occupations

What did your Horner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Horner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Horner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Horner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Horner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 207,000 census records available for the last name Horner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Horner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Horner. For the veterans among your Horner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horner Life Expectancy

What is the average Horner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Horner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Horner in 1940 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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