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Hoffmeister Early Origins



The surname Hoffmeister was first found in Switzerland, where the name came was representative of a chamberlain of a noble or princely household who managed the affairs of the estate or estates. Therefore, literally, it is the 'estate master'. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Hoffmeister Spelling Variations


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Hoffmeister Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hofmeister, Hoffmeister, Hofmester, Hovemester, Hovemeister, Havemeister, Havemester and many more.

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Hoffmeister Early History


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Hoffmeister Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoffmeister research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoffmeister History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoffmeister Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoffmeister Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoffmeister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. M. Schopp Hoffmeister, who arrived in America in 1838
  • Johann David Hoffmeister, aged 37, arrived in America in 1843
  • Marie Hoffmeister, aged 29, landed in America in 1844
  • Phillip Hoffmeister, who landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • Peter Hoffmeister, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1876

Hoffmeister Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Hoffmeister, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoffmeister (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoffmeister (post 1700)



  • Franz Hoffmeister (1898-1943), German Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Sauerländer Heimatbund and Festspiele Balver Höhle
  • Edmund Hoffmeister (1893-1951), German officer in the German Army, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Gunhild Hoffmeister (b. 1944), East German middle distance runner at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Frank Hoffmeister (b. 1965), West German silver and three-time bronze medalist backstroke swimmer
  • Cuno Hoffmeister (1892-1968), German astronomer and founder of Sonneberg Observatory, eponym of the Hoffmeister lunar crater
  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812), German composer and music publisher
  • Major-General Bertram Meryl "Bert" Hoffmeister OC, CB, CBE, DSO and Bar, ED (1907-1999), General Officer Commanding Canadian Pacific Force (1945)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Hoffmeister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoffmeister 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2013 at 11:28.

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