When Jost Wilhelm Hoff was born about 1670, in Weidelbach, Spangenberg, Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Hesse, Germany, his father, Johannes Hoff, was 30 and his mother, Anna Magdalena Rubsamen, was 30. He married Anna Maria Haas on 13 July 1704, in Ewersbach, Dietzhölztal, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hesse, Germany. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 30 December 1732, in his hometown, at the age of 63.
North German, Dutch, and Danish: topographic name or status name for the owner of a farm, or an occupational name for someone who worked on the main farm in a community, from Middle High and Low German hof ‘farmstead, manor farm’, or a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word. Compare Hof , Hofer , and Hoffmann , and also Huff .
Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hov, from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’. Compare Huff .
English: variant of Hough .