The ancient and distinguished German surname Hoffins 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.
The surname Hoffins was first found in Hessen, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The young Hoffins 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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of this family name include: Hofheinz, Hoffheinz, Hofheintz, Hoffheintz, Huffins, Huffines, Huffin, Huffine, Hoffin and many more.