Horn Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch 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 spur of a hill or tongue of land in a bend of a river, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element (for example, in England, Horne in Surrey on a spur of a hill and Horn in Rutland in a bend of a river); as a nickname, perhaps referring to some feature of a person’s physical appearance, or denoting a cuckolded husband. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’. Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably from German Horn ‘horn’, adopted as a surname for reasons that are not clear. It may be purely ornamental, or it may refer to the ram’s horn (Hebrew shofar) blown in the Synagogue during various ceremonies.

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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Horn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Horn family was Coal Miner. The most common Horn occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Horn's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horn.

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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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