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Hornsby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse byname Ormr ‘serpent’ (see Orme 1) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The form of the name seems to have been influenced by confusion with Hornby. The surname is widespread in northern England.

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


Similar surnames: Hornby, Ormsby, Corby, Thursby, Mosby, Formby, Goldsby, Horney, Cosby

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Hornsby Family Origin

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Hornsby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hornsby family was Keeping House. The most common Hornsby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Hornsby's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hornsby.

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Hornsby Life Expectancy

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