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Hefley Family History

Hefley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Haefely or Häfeli (see Haefeli ) or South German Häffele or Hefele (see Haefele ) all metonymic occupational names for a potter.

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


Similar surnames: Heflin, Pefley, Henley, Exley, Kerley, Remley, Hegler, Hefty, Hafley

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Where is the Hefley family from?

You can see how Hefley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hefley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Hefley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Hefley families living in Tennessee. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hefley's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Hefley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hefley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hefley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hefley. 34% of Hefley men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Hefley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hefley were Clerk and Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Farmer
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 304 immigration records available for the last name Hefley. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hefley. For the veterans among your Hefley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hefley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hefley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hefley in 1954 was 23, and 77 in 2004.

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