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The HORNER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 23,308 1393 0.009 86
United States (1880 census) 6,201 984 0.012 124
Change since 1880 +17107 -409 -0.003 -38
Other Countries
Australia 1,026 1612 0.006 63
United Kingdom 6,837 918 0.015 149
Top States for HORNER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 2,155 561 0.018 175
California 1,565 2035 0.005 46
Ohio 1,558 835 0.014 137
Tennessee 1,352 648 0.024 238
Florida 1,256 1622 0.008 79
Top States for HORNER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 250 210 0.039 389
Tennessee 1,352 648 0.024 238
Alaska 114 661 0.018 182
Pennsylvania 2,155 561 0.018 175
South Dakota 130 570 0.017 172


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HORNER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HORNER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HORNER in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HORNER by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HORNER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HORNER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HORNER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HORNER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 653 2.8
Mixed Race 359 1.54
White (Hispanic) 345 1.48
Native American/Alaskan 161 0.69
Asian/Pacific 121 0.52
White (Caucasian) 21,672 92.98

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HORNER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HORNER in historical publications

HORNER. A manufacturer of horn. In London the horners and bottle-makers form one Company. Horn was anciently applied to many uses for which glass and other materials are at present employed. "Horns," says Fuller, "are a commodity not to be slighted, seeing I cannot call to mind any other substance so hard that it will not break ; so solid that it will hold liquor within it ; and yet so clear that light Avill pass through it. No mechanical trade but hath some utensils made thereof ; and even now I recruit my pen with ink from a vessel of the same. Yea, it is useful cap-apie, fi-om combs to shoeiug-horns. What shall I speak of many gardens made of horns to garnish houses ? I mean artificial fiowers of all colours. And besides what is spent in England, many thousand weight are shaven down into leaves for lanthorns,

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HORNER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HORNER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HORNER

The following words are slight variants of HORNER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.