Hauf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Hauf is of two possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Middle High German word "hufe," meaning "heap, pile," indicating a pile of stones acting as a border mark; in this instance, the original bearer of the name would have been someone living by such a place. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Middle High German word "harsch," meaning "army, camp followers," and was probably initially borne by a member or leader of such a group.

Early Origins of the Hauf family

The surname Hauf was first found in Swabia, where the earliest records of the name have been found in documents dating back to the 16th century. The first known bearer of the name was Johann Hieffelin, who was a resident of the city of Ellwangen in the year 1507. The young Hauf family played an important role in the early history of the region, and was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society.

Important Dates for the Hauf family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hauf research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1509, 1530, 1604, 1749, 1766, 1802, 1817, 1827, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Hauf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hauf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hauff, Hauf, Haufe, Hauffe and others.

Early Notables of the Hauf family (pre 1700)

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Hauf migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hauf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Hauf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Hauf, who landed in America in 1783 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hauf (post 1700)

  • John R. Hauf, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate, 1952, 1954 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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