Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Hoefmann. 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.
Early Origins of the Hoefmann family
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).
Early History of the Hoefmann family
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Hoefmann Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoffmann, Hofmann, Hoffman, Hofman, Hoeffmann, Hoefmann, Hoeffman, Hoefman, Hofemann, Hofeman, Hovemann, Hoveman and many more.
Early Notables of the Hoefmann family (pre 1700)
Flemish Baroque painter; Martin Hoffmann (1653-1719) a German luthier, based in Leipzig; and his son, Johann Christian Hoffmann (1683-1750)...
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Migration of the Hoefmann family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gabriel Hofman, who emigrated to American in 1709. Christopher, Georg, Barbara, Susannah, and Urcilla Hoveman, amoung others, landed in Philadelphia in 1734.
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