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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...
  • Agnes Preisch (1686 - 1738)
    ** Please, read thoroughly, through the Re: post, posted first here and DO NOT simply skip, to the descendants report, under it... Anyone who has a maiden name for Heinrich's wife other than, Schipper,...
  • Alida Elizabeth Hoffmann (1879 - 1946)
  • Anna Elisabetha Hoffmann (c.1665 - 1716)
    Heinrich Hoffmann was born in Offenbach, Germany, in 1660 and died September 23, 1727. He and his wife Anna Elisabetha were the parents of seven children. This Family Register(1) shows Heinrich and...
  • Anna Maria Hoffmann (1838 - 1907)

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.