The German state of Silesia
is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Von hoffman. This name is derived from the German word "hof" meaning "settlement" or "farm" and "mann" meaning "man." The name may have originally been born by someone who owned their land as opposed to working someone else's land, or perhaps by the manager, or steward of such an estate.
Early Origins of the Von hoffman family
The surname Von hoffman was first found in Silesia
, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region. Ancient chronicles first mention Otten Buzwoys Hoveman of Liegnitz, Silesia
(1383,) Hans Kosche Hoffman of Liegnitz (1558,) and Nickel Hofeman the belt-maker of Goerlitz (1425).
Early History of the Von hoffman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Von hoffman research.Another 745 words (53 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1540, 1627, 1778, 1845, 1827, 1803, 1789, 1616, 1679, 1640, 1692, 1653, 1719, 1683, 1750, 1685, 1715, 1669 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Von hoffman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Von hoffman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hoffmann, Hofmann, Hoffman, Hofman, Hoeffmann, Hoefmann, Hoeffman, Hoefman, Hofemann, Hofeman, Hovemann, Hoveman and many more.
Early Notables of the Von hoffman family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Von hoffman were Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau (1616-1679), a German poet of the Baroque era; Pieter Hofman (1640-1692), a Flemish
Baroque painter; Martin Hoffmann (1653-1719) a German luthier, based in Leipzig; and his son, Johann Christian Hoffmann (1683-1750)... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Von hoffman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Von hoffman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Von hoffman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F. Von Hoffman, aged 21, who arrived in America from London, in 1892
- L.A. Von Hoffman, aged 65, who arrived in America, in 1892
Von hoffman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carl Von Hoffman, aged 24, who arrived in New York, New York, in 1913
Contemporary Notables of the name Von hoffman (post 1700)
- Nicholas von Hoffman (b. 1929), American journalist and author
- Karl von Hoffman (1889-1982), Russian soldier, adventurer, author, and photographer