The surname ‘Horner’ is of English origin. It is a variant of the English, German, and Danish/Norwegian name ‘Horn’, derived from the Old English, Old High German,, Old Norman word ‘horn’ meaning horn, in a variety of senses: It was an occupational name for someone who made small articles, such as combs, spoons, and window lights, out of horn. Horn was a commonly used material in the Middle Ages, when glass was for most people prohibitively expensive and plastics had not been invented. It was also derived from the metonymic occupational name for someone who played the musical instrument, which was made from the actual horn of an animal. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Horner’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Matilda le Hornere’, from the county of Huntingdonshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the who… Coat of arms: Argen…
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