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The ancient and distinguished surname Hofbauer is of German origin. It is made up of two Middle High German elements, "hof," meaning "farm," and "bur," meaning "farmer"; it is therefore likely that the surname was originally borne by a farmer. The Middle High German origins indicate that the name first emerged in Southern Germany.

Hofbauer Early Origins



The surname Hofbauer was first found in Swabia, where it is believed to have first emerged. It was a common practice of the time to identify someone by the kind of work he did; thus, it is likely that the name Hofbauer was bestowed on the original bearer as an indication of his profession. The young Hofbauer family declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending its influence in struggles for power and status within the region. It branched into many houses, and its contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Hofbauer Spelling Variations


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Hofbauer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoffbauer, Hofbauer, Hoffpauer, Hoffpauir, Hofpauer and many more.

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Hofbauer Early History


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Hofbauer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hofbauer research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1766, 1820, 1827, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Hofbauer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hofbauer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hofbauer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hofbauer 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:

Hofbauer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Creszenz Hofbauer, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1893

Hofbauer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franz Hofbauer, aged 37, who landed in America from Wien, Austria, in 1907
  • Barbara Hofbauer, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from Vienna, Austria, in 1907
  • Georg Hofbauer, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Haselbach, Germany, in 1908
  • Anna Hofbauer, aged 27, who settled in America from Drumsly, Austria, in 1910
  • Albert Hofbauer, aged 23, who landed in America from Wien, Austria, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hofbauer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hofbauer (post 1700)



  • Elfriede Hofbauer (b. 1909), German author who wrote under the pen name Friede von Motten
  • Ernst Hofbauer (1925-1984), Austrian film director
  • Gustav Robert Hofbauer (b. 1921), Austrian chemist and university assistant
  • Josef Hofbauer (1892-1972), Jesuit and professor of theology

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Hofbauer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hofbauer 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 2 April 2014 at 10:05.

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