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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Horry

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From Middle English hory, hoory, from Old English horiġ, horhiġ (“foul; unclean”), from Proto-Germanic *hurhwīgaz (“foul; shitty; unclean”). Cognate with Middle High German horwig, horwic, horig, horg (“muddy; filthy”).

Notable Persons With the Last Name Horry

Robert Horry is a basketball player for the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs. His career lasted from 1992 to 2008. Robert was born on August 25th, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland.


William was born in 1843. He passed away on April 1st, 1872.


Peter was born in 1747. He died on February 28th, 1815.


Thomas was born on May 21st, 1898 in Boston, Lincolnshire.


Elias was born on June 21st, 1773. He breathed his last breath on September 17th, 1834.


George was born on May 6th, 1907 in Sheffield. He passed away on April 29th, 1981.


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Popularity of Horry as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Horry U.S.
  White 35.23% 64.26%
  African American 59.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Horry

People with the last name Horry are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Horry

  • How Popular is the name Horry? As a last name Horry was the 53,538th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Horry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Horry is Saturday, December 18th, 1875.
  • How unique is the name Horry? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Horry. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Horry: Your name in reverse order is Yrroh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Royhr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Horry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 386 people with the last name Horry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Horry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Horry as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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