Heffley Family History

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Heffley Name Meaning

See Hefley. This name occurs mainly in PA and TX.

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

Similar surnames: Henley, Leffler, Jeffrey, Heffner, Headley, Hemsley, Hesley, Healey

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Heffley Family Origin

Where is the Heffley family from?

Heffley Family Occupations

What did your Heffley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heffley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Heffley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heffley family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heffley.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher

  • Laborer


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

Heffley Historical Records

What Heffley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Heffley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heffley 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 265 immigration records available for the last name Heffley. 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 962 military records available for the last name Heffley. For the veterans among your Heffley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heffley Life Expectancy

What is the average Heffley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Heffley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Heffley in 1959 was 46, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heffley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heffley 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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