Heft Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hilts, clasps, and handles (for knives, swords, etc.), Middle High German hefte.

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

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Heft Family Origin

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Heft Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heft. The most common Heft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Heft's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heft family was Carpenter.

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Heft Historical Records

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Heft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Heft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Heft in 1957 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heft

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