Huffer Family History
Huffer Name Meaning
English: possibly an unflattering nickname for a boastful, swaggering person (one who huffs and puffs). German (Hüffer): from the Germanic personal name Hugifrid, composed of hug ‘head’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + frid ‘peace’. North German (Hüffer): status name for a prosperous small farmer. Compare South German Huber. German: probably an American spelling of Hof or Hoff.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press