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Hoffman Family History

Hoffman Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hoffmann ‘steward’.Dutch: occupational name for a farm laborer or a gardener, someone who worked at the hof, the manor farm.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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754,517 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Hoffman Families

  • Number of Hoffman families
     2,122 - 4,241
     708 - 2,121
     1 - 707
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hoffman families
     155 - 307
     52 - 154
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hoffman families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hoffman Family Origin

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Hoffman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hoffman

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Hoffman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Hoffman Civil War Service Records

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