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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.

Hofen Early Origins



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.

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Hofen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hofen Early History


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Hofen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hofen research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hofen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hofen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hofen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hofen 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:

Hofen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhem Hofen, who landed in New York in 1709

Hofen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christoph Von Hofen, who arrived in North America in 1842
  • Ludwig Jacob Von Hofen, who came to North America in 1843
  • Marie Hofen, who settled in New York in 1854
  • Cathe Hofen, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Heinr Hofen, aged 60, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hofen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hofen (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Hofen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hofen 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.

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