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Horn Name Meaning

English Scottish German: from Middle English Middle High German 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 hill or tongue of land in river bend or as a habitational name from any of the places called with this element (for example in England Horne in Surrey Rutland or Somerset or Horn Hill in Yorkshire); as a nickname perhaps referring to someone with a prominent nose or denoting a cuckolded husband from the Middle English expression haven an horn ‘to be a cuckold’. German Dutch and Norwegian: habitational name from any of many places and farmsteads so named referring to their location at a spur of land at a horn shaped piece of land. Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn spur of land’. English: possibly a variant of Hearn . Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably from German Horn ‘horn’ (compare 1 above) adopted as a surname for reasons that are not clear. It may be purely artificial or it may refer to the ram's horn (Hebrew shofar) blown in the Synagogue during various ceremonies. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 韩 possibly based on its Cantonese pronunciation see Han

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


Similar surnames: Thorn, Korn, Dorn, Hoen, Horne, Corn, Hearn, Hohn, Born, Hirn

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You can see how Horn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 676 Horn families living in Yorkshire. This was about 14% of all the recorded Horn's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Horn families in 1891.
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What did your Horn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Horn. 7% of Horn men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Horn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horn were Retired and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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What is the average Horn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Horn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Horn in 1944 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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