The Hoeffner surname is derived from the Middle High German word "oven," meaning an oven; and as such the name was probably originally an occupational
name for a baker, or someone who made or used ovens.
Early Origins of the Hoeffner family
The surname Hoeffner was first found in Brunswick, where the name Offner was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Hoeffner family
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Hoeffner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Offner, Oeffner, Offen, Ofner, Ofener, Offener, Hoffner, Hoeffner, Hoffen, Hofner, Ovener, Hoverner and many more.
Early Notables of the Hoeffner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoeffner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hoeffner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Catharina Hoeffner, who settled in America in 1733
Hoeffner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antone Hoeffner, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Franz Hoeffner, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1894
- Luisa Hoeffner, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1894
- Catharina Hoeffner, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1895
Hoeffner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. Hoeffner, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
- Frieda Hoeffner, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Oberhausen, Germany, in 1909
- Ernst Hoeffner, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Eingelbach, Germany, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Hoeffner (post 1700)
- Joseph Höffner (1906-1987), German Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church