origin. The name comes from the name of a farm in
, and is made up of two elements: "alt," meaning "old," and "hoff," meaning "yard."
. The earliest known bearer of the name Althoff was Henricus Althoff, who was a priest in the
town of Bislich in 1536; however, the variation Oldehof was recorded in the Pomeranian town of Rostock as early as 1260.
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