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The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Höfman. 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.

Höfman Early Origins



The surname Höfman 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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Höfman Spelling Variations


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Höfman 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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Höfman Early History


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Höfman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Höfman 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 Höfman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Höfman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Höfman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Höfman 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 Höfman 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:

Höfman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Hofman, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1653

Höfman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Hofman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johan Kasper Hofman, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Gabriel Hofman, who emigrated to America in 1709
  • Gabriel Hofman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Heinrich Hofman, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Höfman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hofman, who arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Anton Hofman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Bastiaan Hofman, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Charles Hofman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Adolf Hofman, aged 30, arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Höfman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Höfman 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 November 2013 at 13:20.

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