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  • Kommerzienrat Hans Hopf (1854 - 1918)
    Kommerzienrat (Industrialist and commercial councilor); Magistratsrat (town councilor) "In the magistrate Stefan Hopf's oldest son Hans came into his inheritance. He was also caretaker of municipal f...
  • Kurt Emil Hopf (1896 - 1942)
    »Gedenkbuch«: Hopf, Kurt Emil geboren am 28. April 1896 in Nürnberg / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Frankfurt a. Main Todesdatum/-ort: 19. April 1942, Frankfurt a. Main Freitod cf.:
  • Loeb Emanuel Hopf (1794 - 1868)
    Birth and Name: Löb Hopf was born in Üehlfed on June 20, 1794. He was the adopted son of Simon Hopf. Simon Hopf took the name Hopf in the period around 1813, which prevented his adopted son Loeb's fu...
  • Oskar J. Hopf (1860 - 1943)
    deported from Nuremberg to KZ Theresienstadt: September 14, 1942 Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Hopf, Oskar J. geboren am 14. September 1860 in Nürnberg / - / Bayern wohnhaft in Berli...
  • Simon Hopf (c.1760 - d.)
    Simon Hopf was the adoptive father of Loeb Hopf. Simon changed his name to Hopf sometime around 1813. His taking the name prevented Marx Tuchmann, my 4x great grandfather, who was then known as Mordoch...

About the Hopf surname

Hopf means "Hops." This was a chosen surname used by a number of Jewish hops merchants, traders, and agricultural bankers in the area around Nuremburg, Germany after the German government required Jews to take Germanic surnames in 1813. Among the people who first took this surname, quite a few were also known by Jewish surnames, such as Levi, or by alternative German-bestowed surnames, such as Mandelbaum which they traded in for the Hopf surname when they were permitted to do so.