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Hoffmann Name Meaning

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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hoffman, Holzmann, Hofmann, Roffman, Hafemann, Halfmann, Homann

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Hoffmann Family Origin

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Hoffmann Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    23%
  • Mason

    23%
  • Carpenter

    15%
  • Farmer

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hoffmann family was Farmer. Blacksmith, Mason and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoffmann. The most common Hoffmann occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 23% of Hoffmann's were Blacksmiths.

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Hoffmann Life Expectancy

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