Hofen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hofen 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 Hofen family

The surname Hofen 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.

Important Dates for the Hofen family

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Hofen Spelling Variations

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 Hofen family (pre 1700)

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Hofen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hofen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Wilhem Hofen, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
Hofen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christoph Von Hofen, who arrived in North America in 1842
  • Ludwig Jacob Von Hofen, who settled in North America in 1843
  • Marie Hofen, who settled in New York in 1854
  • Cathe Hofen, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Heinr Hofen, aged 60, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hofen (post 1700)

  • Flora Van Hofen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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