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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. 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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