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Hoffner Family History

Hoffner Name Meaning
status name for a steward on an farm or estate (see Hoffmann).German (Höffner): status name for a prosperous small farmer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German huove, a measure of land. Compare German Huber.German: variant spelling of Hofner, habitational name from any of several places called Hof.Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hopfer.

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

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17,085 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,341 Military Records
2,121 Immigration Records
14,622 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hoffner Families

  • Number of Hoffner families
     85 - 167
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hoffner families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hoffner families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hoffner census records

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Hoffner Family Origin

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Hoffner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hoffner

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Hoffner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hoffner census records

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Hoffner Civil War Service Records

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