Haefner Family History

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Haefner Name Meaning

German (Häfner): variant of Hafner. This is the normal term for a potter in southwestern Germany, and the surname is largely confined to this area of the country.

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

Similar surnames: Hafner, Hefner, Haffner, Heefner, Hoefner, Haener, Heffner, Haeffner

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Haefner Family Origin

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Haefner Family Occupations

What did your Haefner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Haefner family was Butcher. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haefner. The most common Haefner occupation in the USA was Laborer. 12% of Haefner's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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

Haefner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Haefner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haefner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Haefner. 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 Haefner. For the veterans among your Haefner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haefner Life Expectancy

What is the average Haefner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Haefner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Haefner in 1953 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haefner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haefner 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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