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Hoffmann Genealogy and Hoffmann Family History Information

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  • Agatha Bessenbacher (1650 - 1718)
    "Die Söhne der Witwe Bessenbacher bildeten später mit ihren Familien eine wohlhabende, einflußreiche Sippe im Dorf; die Familiennamen Reißert (Reisert, Reußert), K&#x...
  • Alida Elizabeth Hoffmann (1879 - 1946)
  • Anna Maria Hoffmann (1838 - 1907)
  • Bertha Hench (1888 - 1961)
    Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 name: Ernest Jas. Hench event: Intended Marriage event date: 08 May 1913 event place (standardized): Sandusky, Ohio, United States age: 34 estimated birth year:...
  • Caroline K Kunkel (1890 - 1950)

About the Hoffmann surname

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.