Type Surname (from occupation & from location)
Pronounced Pron. HAWRN(English)

Meaning & History

From the Germanic word horn meaning "horn". This was an occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn, or a person who lived near a horn-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVan Hoorn, Van Horn(Dutch)


Entry updated December 14, 2019