Hofmeister Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Hofmeister Name Meaning

German: occupational name for the chamberlain in a noble household or an official with similar functions in a religious house, from Middle High German hof ‘court’, ‘household’ (originally ‘settlement’, ‘manor farm’) + meister ‘master’. This name was also adopted as an ornamental name by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

Similar surnames: Hameister, Baumeister, Meister, Neumeister, Hagemeister, Fenster

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Hofmeister Family Origin

Where is the Hofmeister family from?

Hofmeister Family Occupations

What did your Hofmeister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hofmeister family was Laborer. Farmer, Cooper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hofmeister. The most common Hofmeister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Hofmeister's were Farmers.

View Census data for Hofmeister | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hofmeister ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hofmeister Historical Records

What Hofmeister family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hofmeister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hofmeister census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Hofmeister

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hofmeister. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Hofmeister immigration records

Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hofmeister. For the veterans among your Hofmeister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hofmeister military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hofmeister family history.

Hofmeister Life Expectancy

What is the average Hofmeister lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hofmeister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hofmeister in 1943 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hofmeister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hofmeister ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Hofmeister Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name