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Hornblow Name Study

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Date: 22 Mar 2017
Surnames/tags: Hornblow Horniblow Hornblower
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Please contact the project leader Chris Goff or post a comment on this page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Project Goal

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the Hornblow surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.

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.

Taken from: http://www.surnamedb.com/

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The first New Zealand Hornblow was Andrew Reed Hornblow.
posted by John Wilson
Hi John. Thanks for the pointer = I see this family is already in the Hornblow One Name Study, please let me know if you need any help with anything. Chris
posted by Chris Goff
I have a Hornblow Family History sheet with the lineage of Max & Patricia Hornblow; it starts with Elizabeth Wilkie; one of my Wilkie relations: John Wilson
posted by John Wilson
edited by John Wilson
John. Thank you for letting me know. Could you give me some basic info so that I can try to place this family? Thanks Chris
posted by Chris Goff