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Hefner Family History

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

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

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Name Distribution of Hefner Families

  • Number of Hefner families
     49 - 96
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hefner Family Origin

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Hefner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hefner

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Hefner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hefner census records

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Hefner Civil War Service Records

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