Heffel Family History

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Heffel Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian (van Heffel): habitational name from Heffel in Brabant.

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

Similar surnames: Hoeffel, Hendel, Herfel, Leffel, Hessel, Keffer, Hebel, Huffer, Hegel

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Heffel Family Origin

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Heffel Family Occupations

What did your Heffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Civil Engineer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Heffel. The most common Heffel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Heffel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Civil Engineer


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

Heffel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heffel 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Heffel. 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 354 military records available for the last name Heffel. For the veterans among your Heffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heffel Life Expectancy

What is the average Heffel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Heffel in 1944 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heffel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heffel 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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