Offen Family History
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Offen Name Meaning
German: variant of Off. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German oven, German Ofen ‘oven’, a metonymic occupational name for a baker, or, as a German name, for someone who had charge of the communal village oven and was empowered to exact payment in kind for its use. It may also be a topographic name for someone who lived near a kiln or in an area or field named with this word. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Buda, now part of Budapest in Hungary, known in Middle High German as Ofen.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press