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The name Hohf comes from the German region of Westphalia. The tradition of adopting hereditary surnames came to Germany after the 12th century, and the names of places where people lived were a primary source. Many local names carry the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from". It originally indicated land ownership, and is sometimes a mark of nobility. The Hohf family originally lived on a farmstead. The name Hohf is derived from the Old German and German word hof, which means settlement, farm or court.

Hohf Early Origins



The surname Hohf was first found in Westphalia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.The name probably stems from the German word "Hof" meaning "court."

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Hohf Spelling Variations


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Hohf Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Hohf include Hof, Hoff, Hoffe, Hofer, Hoefer, Hoeffer, Hoffer, Hofle, Hoefe, Hofler, Hoefler, Hofner and many more.

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Hohf Early History


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Hohf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hohf research. Another 717 words (51 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1829, 1378, 1662, 1773, 1629 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Hohf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hohf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hohf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hohf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlantic. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them: Lorentz Hoff, who sailed to America in 1730; Gideon Hoffer sailed to Pennsylvania in 1732; Hans Jacob Hoff, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1733; Conrad Hoffler to Pennsylvania in 1751.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Hohf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hohf 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 9 September 2016 at 09:42.

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