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