Hofmann Family History

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Hofmann Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hoffmann. The surname in this spelling is also found in Denmark.

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

Similar surnames: Hofman, Hoffmann, Homann, Heymann, Hoffman, Heumann, Hohmann, Hoemann

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Hofmann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hofmann name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hofmann. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hofmann Family Origin

Where is the Hofmann family from?

Hofmann Family Occupations

What did your Hofmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hofmann occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 50% of Hofmann's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hofmann.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hofmann ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hofmann Historical Records

What Hofmann family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hofmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hofmann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Hofmann. 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 Card

There are 57,000 military records available for the last name Hofmann. For the veterans among your Hofmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hofmann Life Expectancy

What is the average Hofmann lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hofmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hofmann in 1944 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hofmann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hofmann ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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