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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hoffnagle lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is made up of two elements, "huf," meaning "hoof," and "nagel," meaning "nail," and was most likely originally borne by a farrier, a maker and fitter of horseshoes.

Hoffnagle Early Origins



The surname Hoffnagle was first found in Nuremburg and Munich, where the name seemed to be concentrated during its early years. The earliest known bearer of the name was Andreas Hufnagel, who lived in Bavaria in 1280. The Low German variation of the name, Hofnagel, could be found during this period in the northern regions of Schleswig-Holstein and Pomerania; Joh. Hofnagel was recorded to be living in Rostock in 1285. The young Hoffnagle family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

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Hoffnagle Spelling Variations


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Hoffnagle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hufnagel, Huffnagel, Hofnagel, Hoffnagel, Hoofnagle, Hofnagle, Hoffnagle, Hufnagle and many more.

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Hoffnagle Early History


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Hoffnagle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoffnagle research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1285, 1387, 1430, 1490, 1545, 1600, 1688, and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hoffnagle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoffnagle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoffnagle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoffnagle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arnold Hufnagel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1734; Johannes Hufnagel, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Pennsylvania in 1752; Leonhard Hufnagel, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia after fighting in the American Revolution, Christopher Hofnagel, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1792.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoffnagle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoffnagle (post 1700)



  • John Hoffnagle, American politician, Member of the New York State Assembly for Essex Co

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Hoffnagle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoffnagle 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 14 May 2014 at 08:19.

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