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Early Origins of the Hoffmeister family


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.

Early History of the Hoffmeister family


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Hoffmeister Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Hoffmeister family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hoffmeister family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Marie Hoffmeister, aged 29, who landed in America in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Phillip Hoffmeister, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Hoffmeister, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hoffmeister Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

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

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) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Bertram Hoffmeister. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hoffmeister/Bertram_Meryl/Canada.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Bertram Hoffmeister. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hoffmeister/Bertram_Meryl/Canada.html

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