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Hoffmann Family History

Hoffmann Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a steward on a farm or estate, from German hof(f) ‘manorfarm’, ‘courtyard’ + Mann ‘man’. Originally, this was a status name for a farmer who owned his own land as opposed to holding it by rent or feudal obligation, but the name soon came to denote the manager or steward of a manor farm, in which sense it is extremely frequent throughout central and eastern Europe; also among Jews, since many Jews held managerial positions on non-Jewish estates. AB This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking lands.

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

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Name Distribution of Hoffmann Families

  • Number of Hoffmann families
     191 - 380
     64 - 190
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hoffmann families
     46 - 89
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hoffmann families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hoffmann Family Origin

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Hoffmann Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hoffmann

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Hoffmann Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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