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  • Adele Hoffmann (1903 - 1943)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: née Wolff born on 27th April 1903 in Emden / - / Hannover resident of Berlin and Hannover Deportation destination: from Berlin 01st March 1943, Ausc...
  • Adolf Hoffmann (1867 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Hoffmann, Adolf geboren am 27. Februar 1867 in Westerstede / - / Oldenburg wohnhaft in Westerstede Emigration: 23. Januar 1939, Niederlande Deportatio...
  • 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), Kümmel (Kimmel), Huffnagel (Hufnagel) F...
  • 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)

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.