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Heffner Family History

Heffner Name Meaning
German (southwestern) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a potter (see Hafner).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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38,313 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Heffner Families

  • Number of Heffner families
     207 - 412
     70 - 206
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Heffner last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heffner families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Heffner Family Origin

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Heffner Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Heffner

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Heffner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Heffner census records

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Heffner Civil War Service Records

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