Hofmeister Family History
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Hofmeister Name Meaning
German: occupational name for the chamberlain in a noble household or an official with similar functions in a religious house, from Middle High German hof ‘court’, ‘household’ (originally ‘settlement’, ‘manor farm’) + meister ‘master’. This name was also adopted as an ornamental name by Ashkenazic Jews.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hameister, Baumeister, Meister, Neumeister, Hagemeister, Fenster