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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. 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


Similar surnames: Hoffman, Holzmann, Hofmann, Roffman, Hafemann, Halfmann, Homann

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Hoffmann Family Origin

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Hoffmann Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Hoffmann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Hoffmann's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hoffmann family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoffmann.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    3%

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Hoffmann Historical Records

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Hoffmann Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Hoffmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hoffmann in 1944 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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