Saturday, August 16, 2014

Surname Saturday- Horn

Today's surname: Horn

My 2nd great grandmother was:

Rose A. Jeckering (Horn)
b. 07 May 1872 in Dayton, Ohio
d. 18 Dec 1933 in Dayton, Ohio

Rose married Joseph Herman Jeckering (1870-1931) on 23 Aug 1899 and they had 7 children.

Rose's parents: Joseph Horn (1834-1880) & 
                                 Martha Maria Altmann (1833-1895)

Emma Horn        1862-1880
Mary Horn          1868-1937
Frederick Horn 1868-1880

Rose's parents were born in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany and immigrated to America together. They arrived in New York on 23 Jan 1860 aboard the ship called Mazeppa from La Havre, France. 

The name Horn has derived from England, Scotland, Germany, and Dutch. It usually applied to a persons profession- a person who made small articles such a combs, spoons, and window lights out of horn. 

Spelling variations include: Horne, Athorne, and Athorn. 

The name Horn found in the United States: 


When entering just name last name Horn into search, 31,990 results came back- to many to even show up on the screen- needless to say, there are a lot! Just for fun, I typed in just "Rose Horn" and 93 matches came up- ranging from Oregon to Virginia to New York (as well as many others).

I was going to make a short list of Horn's who have immigrated to the United States, but the list on was too large.


Do you have the name Horn in your family? If so, where did they come from?

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