The Hoffen 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 Hoffen family
The surname Hoffen 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.
Early History of the Hoffen family
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Hoffen 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 Hoffen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoffen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hoffen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Evert InDen Hoffen, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1699
Hoffen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- T. F. Hoffen, who settled in Baltimore in 1833