Heffler Family History

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Heffler Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Hefler, itself a variant of Hefner ‘potter’.

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

Similar surnames: Hoffler, Heffner, Effler, Leffler, Sheffler, Hoffner, Hefler, Heifner

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Heffler Family Origin

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Heffler Family Occupations

What did your Heffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heffler. The most common Heffler occupation in the USA was Butcher. 12% of Heffler's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Heffler family was Baker.

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  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Baker


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

Heffler Historical Records

What Heffler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heffler 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 Heffler

Passenger List

There are 406 immigration records available for the last name Heffler. 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 406 military records available for the last name Heffler. For the veterans among your Heffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heffler Life Expectancy

What is the average Heffler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Heffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Heffler in 1953 was 42, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heffler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heffler 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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