Barbara, Looking at the aboveHorn website etc,I found it quite interesting,although virtually USA.I have E Mails daily from most countries re UK Horn families and their origins, some I can help, others sadly I cannot owing to the person not being able to pass their grandparents. The name of course is just about the oldest in European countries. Englan, Norway,Denmark,Sweden,Austria, Germany. Belgium and in Italy and France "Cornu".In fact there is no beginning for the name. Many books on Surnames quote all manner of reasons for Horn."Lived near a Horn of Land" and many others. I have found over the years the honest ones quote "This name is steeped ancient Europe etc" My UK Pedigree is registered No 60 in the College and is accepted that Algar Horne was the Leader of the East Angles and died at the battle of Kesteven in 869 against Ethelred, He was a kinsman of King Edmund but there is no proof how it was, as Edmund did not have a surname (As all Kings)Luckily for me there are over 6oo extracts from official State Papers about the family and relations. I hope that some of your contacts have seen my website (just revised)
My best wishes to all Horn/Horne families for the coming season.