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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


Similar surnames: Hoffman, Hopman, Hofmann, Homan, Kofman, Gofman, Osman, Roffman

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Where is the Hofman family from?

You can see how Hofman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hofman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hofman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Hofman families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hofman's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Hofman families in 1911.
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What did your Hofman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hofman. 60% of Hofman men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hofman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hofman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hofman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Hofman. For the veterans among your Hofman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hofman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hofman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hofman in 1943 was 65, and 73 in 2004.

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