Surnames/tags: Hornblow Horniblow Hornblower
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Origins and Meaning
Hornblow is an interesting name of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is an occupational name for a horn-blower, derived from the Old English pre 7th Century 'hornblawere', made up of the elements 'horn', a horn, and 'blawere', blower.
In the Middle Ages workmen were called to work by the ringing of bells or by a horn. The name was also given to someone who played the musical instrument, which was made from the actual horn or an animal.
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