Origin of the Name Horn
The origin of the name Horn
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Horn is a baptismal name of great antiquity and is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland , and Wales in early times. It is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are an Adam Horn from County Wiltshire who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in the Year 1273. A Johannes Horne was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England , in the Year 1379. A William atte Horn of County Somerset was recorded in 'Kirby's Quest' in the reign of Edward III. In Scotland , a David Horne is mentioned in a document relating to Cupar in the Year 1456.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
The Horn coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Horn descendants.