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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsHornaea/Hornæa (feminine forms), Hornaeus

Meaning & History

Probably a latinization of Härnösand, a city in Västernorrland County, Sweden. A notable bearer was Swedish priest Laurentius (Lars) Christophori Hornæus (born as Lars Christoffersson in 1645 in Härnösand). He was responsible for the 1675 witch trials in Torsåker, the largest witch trial in Swedish history.
Added 7/21/2021 by Beautiful Victory