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The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Hofmann. This name is derived from the German word "hof" meaning "settlement" or "farm" and "mann" meaning "man." The name may have originally been born by someone who owned their land as opposed to working someone else's land, or perhaps by the manager, or steward of such an estate.

Hofmann Early Origins



The surname Hofmann was first found in Silesia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region. Ancient chronicles first mention Otten Buzwoys Hoveman of Liegnitz, Silesia (1383,) Hans Kosche Hoffman of Liegnitz (1558,) and Nickel Hofeman the belt-maker of Goerlitz (1425).

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Hofmann Spelling Variations


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Hofmann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoffmann, Hofmann, Hoffman, Hofman, Hoeffmann, Hoefmann, Hoeffman, Hoefman, Hofemann, Hofeman, Hovemann, Hoveman and many more.

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Hofmann Early History


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Hofmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hofmann research. Another 745 words (53 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1540, 1627, 1778, 1845, 1827, 1803, 1789, 1616, 1679, 1640, 1692, 1653, 1719, 1683, 1750, 1685, 1715, 1669 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Hofmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hofmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hofmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Hofmann were Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau (1616-1679), a German poet of the Baroque era; Pieter Hofman (1640-1692), a Flemish Baroque painter; Martin Hoffmann (1653-1719) a German luthier, based in Leipzig; and his son, Johann Christian Hoffmann (1683-1750)...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hofmann 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 were:

Hofmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Hofmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Peter Hofmann, who arrived in America in 1710
  • Johannes Hofmann, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Hans Ulrich Hofmann, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Erhard Hofmann, who landed in Carolina in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hofmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christina Hofmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Anna Sabina Hofmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Magdal Hofmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Friedr Theod Hofmann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Susanna Hofmann, who arrived in America in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hofmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Hofmann, aged 9, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Hans Hofmann, aged 7, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Jacob Hofmann, aged 5, arrived in Quebec in 1893

Hofmann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J.Gottfried Hofmann, aged 26, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Pauline"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hofmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hofmann (post 1700)



  • Harold Hofmann (1932-2013), American politician, Mayor of Lawndale, California for 23 years
  • Josef Casimir Hofmann (1876-1957), renowned American pianist
  • Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), German-born American painter
  • Fritz Hofmann (1871-1927), German two time gold, one time silver and one time bronze Olympic medalist for gymnastics in the 1896 games
  • Gert Hofmann (1931-1993), German writer
  • August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892), German chemist
  • Andreas Joseph Hofmann (1752-1849), German philosopher and revolutionary
  • Heinrich Hofmann (1824-1911), German painter
  • Leopold Hofmann (1738-1793), Austrian classical composer
  • Józef Hofmann (1876-1957), Polish pianist and composer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Hofmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hofmann 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.

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