Horning Family History

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Horning Name Meaning

nickname from Hornung ‘February’, with reference to a tax obligation or some other association with that month, for example being born in February. from a personal name, Hornunc. North German: nickname for a person born out of wedlock, Middle Low German hornink, with reference to parentage by a cuckold, traditionally symbolized by horns. topographic name referring to the location or shape of a farming property (see Horn).

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

Similar surnames: Dorning, Haring, Hirning, Harling, Herring, Corning, Harring, Henning

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Horning Family Origin

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Horning Family Occupations

What did your Horning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Commcl Traveler, Cowkeeper (Milk) and Dairyman & Farmer (19 Acres Employing 3 Men & 1 Boy) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horning. A less common occupation for the Horning family was Grocers Porter. The most common Horning occupation in the UK was Commcl Traveler. 10% of Horning's were Commcl Travelers.

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  • Commcl Traveler

  • Cowkeeper (Milk)

  • Dairyman & Farmer (19 Acres Employing 3 Men & 1 Boy)

  • Grocers Porter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Horning ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Horning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Horning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horning 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Horning. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Horning. For the veterans among your Horning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horning Life Expectancy

What is the average Horning lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Horning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Horning in 1943 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horning 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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