Huffnagle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Huffnagle lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is made up of two elements, "huf," meaning "hoof," and "nagel," meaning "nail," and was most likely originally borne by a farrier, a maker and fitter of horseshoes.

Early Origins of the Huffnagle family

The surname Huffnagle was first found in Nuremburg and Munich, where the name seemed to be concentrated during its early years. The earliest known bearer of the name was Andreas Hufnagel, who lived in Bavaria in 1280. The Low German variation of the name, Hofnagel, could be found during this period in the northern regions of Schleswig-Holstein and Pomerania; Joh. Hofnagel was recorded to be living in Rostock in 1285. The young Huffnagle family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.

Important Dates for the Huffnagle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huffnagle research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1285, 1387, 1430, 1490, 1545, 1600, 1688, and 1701 are included under the topic Early Huffnagle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huffnagle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hufnagel, Huffnagel, Hofnagel, Hoffnagel, Hoofnagle, Hofnagle, Hoffnagle, Hufnagle and many more.

Early Notables of the Huffnagle family (pre 1700)

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Huffnagle migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huffnagle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Hannah Huffnagle, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Mary Huffnagle, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1913

Contemporary Notables of the name Huffnagle (post 1700)

  • Charles Huffnagle, American politician, U.S. Consul in Calcutta, 1852 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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