The ancient and distinguished German surname Hoffheints is composed of two elements: "Hof," meaning "farm, estate, or court," and "Heinz," a diminutive of "Heinrich." Thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the surname was someone who lived on the estate or farm of a man known as Heinz.
Early Origins of the Hoffheints family
The surname Hoffheints was first found in Hessen, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The young Hoffheints family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Hessian society.
Early History of the Hoffheints family
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Hoffheints Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hofheinz, Hoffheinz, Hofheintz, Hoffheintz, Huffins, Huffines, Huffin, Huffine, Hoffin and many more.
Early Notables of the Hoffheints family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoffheints family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Jacob Hofheintz, who sailed from Rotterdam, Holland to Philadelphia on the ship "Two Brothers" in 1751; his brothers Johann Adam and Johann Daniel Hofheintz, who departed from Rotterdam, Holland aboard the ship ".