Last name origins & meanings:
- North German and Dutch: topographic name from the plural of
hof ‘manor farm’, ‘court’, ‘garden’, or a habitational name
from places named with this word, for example in the Belgian provinces
of Antwerp and Hainault.
- Norwegian: habitational name from
any of numerous farmsteads named Hove, from the dative singular of Old
Norse hof ‘pagan temple’, ‘place of worship’.
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