Last name: HORNBY

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HORNBY : This last name is indexed 47,363 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HORNBY : English (northern): habitational name from any of several places so called including Hornby near Tunstall (North Yorkshire) Hornby in Great Smeaton (North Yorkshire) Hornby (Lancashire) or Hornby Hall in Brougham (Westmorland). The North Yorkshire placenames probably derive from the Old Norse personal name Horni + Old Norse bȳ ‘farmstead village’ while the Lancashire and Westmorland placenames probably derive from Old Norse horn ‘horn-shaped piece of land river bend’ + bȳ.

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