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

Höfmann Early Origins



The surname Höfmann 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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Höfmann Spelling Variations


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Höfmann 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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Höfmann Early History


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Höfmann Early History



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

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Höfmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Höfmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Höfmann 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 Höfmann 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:

Höfmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Hofmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Peter Hofmann, who arrived in America in 1710
  • Johannes Hofmann, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Hans Ulrich Hofmann, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Erhard Hofmann, who landed in Carolina in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Höfmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christina Hofmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Anna Sabina Hofmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Magdal Hofmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Friedr Theod Hofmann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Susanna Hofmann, who arrived in America in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Höfmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Hofmann, aged 9, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Hans Hofmann, aged 7, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Jacob Hofmann, aged 5, arrived in Quebec in 1893

Höfmann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J.Gottfried Hofmann, aged 26, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Pauline"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Höfmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Höfmann (post 1700)



  • Harold Hofmann (1932-2013), American politician, Mayor of Lawndale, California for 23 years
  • Josef Casimir Hofmann (1876-1957), renowned American pianist
  • Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), German-born American painter
  • Fritz Hofmann (1871-1927), German two time gold, one time silver and one time bronze Olympic medalist for gymnastics in the 1896 games
  • Gert Hofmann (1931-1993), German writer
  • August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892), German chemist
  • Andreas Joseph Hofmann (1752-1849), German philosopher and revolutionary
  • Heinrich Hofmann (1824-1911), German painter
  • Leopold Hofmann (1738-1793), Austrian classical composer
  • Józef Hofmann (1876-1957), Polish pianist and composer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Höfmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Höfmann 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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