Heffelfinger Family History

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Heffelfinger Name Meaning

Swiss German: Americanized spelling of the habitational name Häfelfinger, for someone from a small place called Häfelfingen or Häfelfing.

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

Similar surnames: Hellinger, Effinger, Gettelfinger, Helmlinger, Engeldinger

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Heffelfinger Family Origin

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Heffelfinger Family Occupations

What did your Heffelfinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heffelfinger family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heffelfinger. The most common Heffelfinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Heffelfinger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Heffelfinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Heffelfinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heffelfinger 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 752 immigration records available for the last name Heffelfinger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Heffelfinger. For the veterans among your Heffelfinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heffelfinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Heffelfinger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Heffelfinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Heffelfinger in 1943 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heffelfinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heffelfinger 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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