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The distinguished German surname Hauffe 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.

Hauffe Early Origins



The surname Hauffe 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 Hauffe family played an important role in the early history of the region, and was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Hauffe Spelling Variations


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Hauffe Spelling Variations



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

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Hauffe Early History


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Hauffe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hauffe research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1509, 1530, 1604, 1749, 1766, 1802, 1817, 1827, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Hauffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hauffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hauffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hauffe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Hauff, who settled in Philadelphia in 1728; as did Heinrich Haufe in 1754; Christopher Frederick Hauff, who was naturalized in Baltimore in 1843.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauffe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hauffe (post 1700)



  • Arthur Carl Hauffe (1891-1973), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1947-52; Defeated, 1942, 1944, 1952, 1954, 1960

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Hauffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hauffe 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 5 February 2016 at 09:30.

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