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Horney Name Meaning

German: Eastphalian form of a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements hard ‘hardy brave strong’ + nit ‘battle fury eagerness to fight’ or a habitational name from a place so called in Brandenburg or in the Rhineland. English: probably a habitational name from Horney Common in Maresfield (Sussex). The placename may derive from Old English hyrne ‘angle corner of land’ + (ge)hæg ‘fence enclosure’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hornby, Dorney, Torney, Horner, Corney, Horne, Forney, Horsey, Horn

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Where is the Horney family from?

You can see how Horney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 33 Horney families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Horney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Horney families in 1911.
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What did your Horney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Horney. 29% of Horney men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Horney women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Income
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Horney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Horney. For the veterans among your Horney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horney lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Horney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Horney in 1952 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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