Last name: HORNSBY

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HORNSBY : This last name is indexed 30,617 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HORNSBY : English (Durham and Northumberland): habitational name from Hornsby in Cumwhitton (Cumberland) recorded as Ormesby c. 1210 (compare Ormsby) but later acquiring the prosthetic initial H-. The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Ormr ‘serpent’ (see Orme) + Old Norse bȳ ‘farmstead village’.

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