Hofmeister History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hofmeister family

The surname Hofmeister 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.

Important Dates for the Hofmeister family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hofmeister research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hofmeister History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hofmeister Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hofmeister family (pre 1700)

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Hofmeister migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hofmeister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Albrecht Hofmeister, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Albrecht Hofmeister, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Francois Hofmeister, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782 [1]
Hofmeister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Hofmeister, aged 21, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Johann Adam Hofmeister, who landed in America in 1832 [1]
  • Ernst Hofmeister, aged 43, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Amalie Hofmeister, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Peter Hofmeister, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hofmeister (post 1700)

  • Anne M Hofmeister Ph.D., American Research Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University
  • William H Hofmeister Ph.D., Director of the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee
  • Christine Hofmeister Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Lehigh University
  • Franz Hofmeister (1850-1922), early protein scientist, famous for his studies of salts that influence the solubility and conformational stability of proteins

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)
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