Type Surname (ornamental)
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Meaning & History
The first element is probably derived from a place name starting with hör. The meaning of this element differs depending on which place name it was derived from, examples include harg "sanctuary, altar" (from Höör, Hörby), hö "hay" (from Hörröd), and hörn "corner" (from Hörnefors). The second element is Swedish berg "mountain". The first element coincides with Swedish hör "hear, listen". But it is unlikely that the name element is derived from this word as it is unusual to create a surname using a verb combined with an ornamental element.