Steinhoff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Steinhoff family

The surname Steinhoff was first found in Brabant region, bordering on the Netherlands, where the name Steinhaus emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century this noble surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the German nation.

Early History of the Steinhoff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steinhoff research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 165 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Steinhoff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Steinhoff Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Steinhaus, Steinhauser, Steinhausen, Steinhaur, Steinhauer, Steinhard, Stainhaus, Steinhoff, Steinhof, Steinhoefer and many more.

Early Notables of the Steinhoff family (pre 1700)

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United States Steinhoff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steinhoff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Steinhoff, who settled in America in 1778
  • Johann Steinhoff, who arrived in America in 1778 [1]
Steinhoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franzisca Steinhoff, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Joh Heinr Steinhoff, aged 49, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • Friederich Steinhoff, who settled in New Orleans in 1838
  • Friedrich Steinhoff, aged 32, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]
  • Lincoln Steinhoff, who settled in Arkansas in 1889
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Steinhoff (post 1700) +

  • John Steinhoff (b. 1942), American physicist, known for his work in the computational fluid dynamics field
  • Otto C. Steinhoff, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1902 [2]
  • Johannes Steinhoff, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 176 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Ernst August Wilhelm Steinhoff (1908-1987), German ocket scientist, recipient of the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (1958 ) in America
  • Karl Steinhoff (1892-1981), Minister-President of the German state of Brandenburg
  • Hans Steinhoff (1882-1945), German film director
  • Johannes "Macki" Steinhoff (1913-1994), German Luftwaffe fighter ace of World War II, recipient of the Oak Leaves and Swords to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Lloyd Delroy Steinhoff, American Seaman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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