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The ancient and distinguished German surname Hofheints 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.

Hofheints Early Origins



The surname Hofheints was first found in Hessen, where the ancestral home of the family is thought to be located. The young Hofheints 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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Hofheints Spelling Variations


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Hofheints Spelling Variations



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

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Hofheints Early History


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Hofheints Early History



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

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Hofheints Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hofheints Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hofheints Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Jacob Hofheintz, who sailed from Rotterdam, Holland to Philadelphia on the ship "Two Brothers" in 1751; his brothers Johann Adam and Johann Daniel Hofheintz, who departed from Rotterdam, Holland aboard the ship "Pallas" and arrived in Philadelphia in 1763.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Hofheints Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hofheints 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 3 October 2013 at 14:46.

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