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The ancient and distinguished German surname Hoffin 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.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hofheinz, Hoffheinz, Hofheintz, Hoffheintz, Huffins, Huffines, Huffin, Huffine, Hoffin and many more.

First found in Hessen, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The young Hoffin family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Hessian society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoffin research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1636, 1701, 1725, 1806 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Hoffin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoffin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoffin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Anna Margaretha Hoffin, who landed in New York in 1709

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The Hoffin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoffin 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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