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.

List of People with Surname Hoffmann

According to our database, there are a total of 4,822 people with the surname Hoffmann. Among these people surnamed Hoffmann, there are about 760 distinct names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. Charles Hoffmann, Donald Hoffmann and Elizabeth Hoffmann are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Hoffmann, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that Wisconsin has the largest number of people surnamed Hoffmann, with a total of 578 people, and there are a total of 323 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hoffmann, with a total of 411 people and an average of 281 distinct names.