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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

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Hoffmann Family Origin

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Hoffmann Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    3%

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

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