Hofman Family History
Hofman Name Meaning
Dutch: equivalent of German Hoffmann . Also a topographic or habitational name for someone living and working on the main farm or estate in a community (see Hof compare Vanderhoff ) often derived from a short form of a compound farm name for instance the Drewerderhof in Groningen. Americanized form of German Hofmann (see Hoffmann ) and a variant of the Jewish name. Czech Polish Slovenian Croatian and Slovak: status name for a steward on a farm or estate from German Hoffmann or Hofmann . See also Homan 5.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press