Haefele Family History

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Haefele Name Meaning

South German (Häfele): metonymic occupational name for a potter, from a diminutive of Middle High German hafen ‘pot’. Compare Hafner.

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


Similar surnames: Hefele, Hafele, Hagele, Hegel, Hebel, Hoeffel, Gaebel, Abele, Helle

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Haefele Family Origin

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Haefele Family Occupations

What did your Haefele ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Machinist and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haefele. A less common occupation for the Haefele family was General Merchant. The most common Haefele occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Haefele's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Machinist

    22%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • General Merchant

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Haefele ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Haefele Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Haefele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haefele census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Haefele. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Haefele. For the veterans among your Haefele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haefele Life Expectancy

What is the average Haefele lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Haefele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Haefele in 1953 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haefele

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haefele ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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