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The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Höffmann. This name is derived from the German word "hof" meaning "settlement" or "farm" and "mann" meaning "man." The name may have originally been born by someone who owned their land as opposed to working someone else's land, or perhaps by the manager, or steward of such an estate.

Höffmann Early Origins



The surname Höffmann was first found in Silesia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region. Ancient chronicles first mention Otten Buzwoys Hoveman of Liegnitz, Silesia (1383,) Hans Kosche Hoffman of Liegnitz (1558,) and Nickel Hofeman the belt-maker of Goerlitz (1425).

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Höffmann Spelling Variations


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Höffmann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoffmann, Hofmann, Hoffman, Hofman, Hoeffmann, Hoefmann, Hoeffman, Hoefman, Hofemann, Hofeman, Hovemann, Hoveman and many more.

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Höffmann Early History


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Höffmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Höffmann research. Another 745 words (53 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1540, 1627, 1778, 1845, 1827, 1803, 1789, 1616, 1679, 1640, 1692, 1653, 1719, 1683, 1750, 1685, 1715, 1669 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Höffmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Höffmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Höffmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Höffmann were Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau (1616-1679), a German poet of the Baroque era; Pieter Hofman (1640-1692), a Flemish Baroque painter; Martin Hoffmann (1653-1719) a German luthier, based in Leipzig; and his son, Johann Christian Hoffmann (1683-1750)...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Höffmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Höffmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Hoffmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Gabriel Hoffmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Hans Leonhard Hoffmann, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1719
  • Hans George Hoffmann, who arrived in America in 1730
  • Hanss Peter Hoffmann, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Höffmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dorothea Elisabeth Hoffmann, aged 32, arrived in America in 1839
  • Franz Jakob Hoffmann, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1842
  • Christina Hoffmann, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Christine Hoffmann, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Christoph D Hoffmann, who landed in Iowa in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Höffmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Friederike Hoffmann, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Höffmann Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gustav Hoffmann, who arrived in Ontario in 1954

Höffmann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Samuel Hoffmann, aged 52, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Carl Hoffmann, aged 38, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred"
  • J. Hoffmann arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"
  • Christian F. Hoffmann, aged 27, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Höffmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Höffmann (post 1700)



  • Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015), Viennese-born, American Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor, emeritus at Harvard University, winner of the 1996 Balzan Prize for political science
  • Roald Hoffmann (b. 1937), Polish-American chemist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Ernst Hoffmann (1899-1956), American symphony conductor of the Houston Symphony
  • Georg Hoffmann, German two time sliver Olympic medalist for swimming at the 1904 games
  • August Heinrich Hoffmann (1798-1874), known as Hoffmann von Fallersleben, a Professor of Literature at Breslau in 1830, and author of the poem "Deutschland, Deutschland ueber alles," which was made into Germany's national anthem
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822), German theater director, composer, conductor, and writer of short stories, largely responsible for introducing the world to Beethoven
  • Heinrich Hoffmann (1885-1957), German photographer
  • Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894), German author
  • Felix Hoffmann (1868-1946), German chemist who first synthesized acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in 1897
  • Falk Hoffmann (b. 1952), East German Olympic diver
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Höffmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Höffmann Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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