Hornsby Family History
14-Day Free Trial
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