Explore the Family Name Horne

The meaning of Horne

1. English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: variant of Horn. 2. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads mostly so named from the dative singular of horn (see Horn). 3. Swedish: variant of Horn.

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How common is the last name Horne in the United States?

According to the data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname Horne has slightly decreased in recent years. In the year 2000, it was the 873rd most popular surname in the United States, but by 2010 it had dropped to the 921st position, a decline of 5.5%. However, the actual number of individuals with the Horne surname increased from 36,288 in 2000 to 37,689 in 2010, representing a growth of 3.86%. The proportion of people with the Horne surname per 100,000 residents also saw a slight decrease of 4.98% over the same period.

Proportion per 100k13.4512.78-4.98%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Horne

The ethnic identity associated with the surname Horne has seen some changes between 2000 and 2010 according to the Decennial U.S. Census. While the majority identified as White (73.44% in 2000 to 70.93% in 2010), there was a noticeable increase in those identifying as Hispanic (1.25% in 2000 to 1.98% in 2010) and Black (22.96% in 2000 to 24.03% in 2010). Smaller growths were observed for those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander (0.42% to 0.55%) and American Indian and Alaskan Native (0.54% to 0.57%). There was also an increase in people identifying with two or more races, rising from 1.39% in 2000 to 1.94% in 2010.

Two or More Races1.39%1.94%39.57%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.54%0.57%5.56%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.42%0.55%30.95%

Horne ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Horne is British & Irish, which comprises 56.9% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (20.5%) and Eastern European (3.2%). Additional ancestries include Nigerian, Scandinavian, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish, and Ghanaian, Liberian & Sierra Leonean.

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British & Irish56.9%
French & German20.5%
Eastern European3.2%

Possible origins of the surname Horne

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Horne have recent ancestry locations all within United Kingdom.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom85.90%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom85.80%
Merseyside, United Kingdom85.60%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom85.50%
West Midlands, United Kingdom85.10%

What Horne haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Horne is R-P311, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P311 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-Z30 and R-CTS241, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Stone, Gale, Giles, West, Hill, Wright, Webb, Sinclair, Horn, Lambert.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Horne surname are: T2b, H, H1. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

hornePaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Horne have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.



Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Horne" Surname 46.9%

23andMe Users 41.3%




When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Horne" Surname 27.4%

23andMe Users 27.9%



Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Horne" Surname 23.6%

23andMe Users 21.1%




A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Horne" Surname 17.4%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Horne?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Horne are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%