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Origins of the Hoffman surname

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About the Hoffmans

We have a total number of 21372 records for people with the last name Hoffman.

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Where do most Hoffmans live?

In 1921, most Hoffmans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Hoffmans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 6,510 records for the Hoffman surname. The oldest one dates back to 1840.

Who were Hoffmans most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Hoffman first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Anna

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Common jobs for Hoffmans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hoffmans in 1921






Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Hoffmans in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Farm Hands






General Farmers


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