The German state of Silesia
is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Hofeman. 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 Hofeman family
The surname Hofeman was first found in 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 Hofeman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hofeman research.Another 745 words (53 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1540, 1627, 1778, 1845, 1827, 1803, 1789, 1616, 1679, 1640, 1692, 1653, 1719, 1683, 1750, 1685, 1715, 1669 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Hofeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hofeman 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 Hofeman family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Hofeman were Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau (1616-1679), a German poet of the Baroque era; Pieter Hofman (1640-1692), a Flemish
Baroque painter; Martin Hoffmann (1653-1719) a German luthier, based in Leipzig; and his son, Johann Christian Hoffmann (1683-1750)... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hofeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hofeman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hofeman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Hofeman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 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)