Hefley Family History

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Hefley Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of the Swiss family names Haefely, Häfeli, Häffele or Hefele, of unexplained origin.

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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Hefley Family Origin

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Hefley Family Occupations

What did your Hefley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hefley. A less common occupation for the Hefley family was Clerk In Store. The most common Hefley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Hefley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk In Store


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

Hefley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hefley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hefley 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 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 Card

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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Hefley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hefley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hefley 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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