Hefel Family History

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Hefel Name Meaning

German: Swabian form of Hebel. Perhaps altered form of Haefele.

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


Similar surnames: Hegel, Wefel, Hefele, Hebel, Henzel, Nebel, Redel, Hefty, Hisel

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Hefel Family Origin

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Hefel Family Occupations

What did your Hefel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hefel occupation in the USA was Baker. 25% of Hefel's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Hefel family was Shoemaker. Baker, Day Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hefel.

View Census data for Hefel | Data not to scale

  • Baker

    25%
  • Day Laborer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Shoemaker

    25%

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

Hefel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Hefel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Hefel. 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 Hefel. For the veterans among your Hefel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hefel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hefel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Hefel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hefel in 1964 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hefel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hefel 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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