Heft Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Haft, Hefti, Hoeft, Belt, Helf, Heit, Hehl, Best, West, Hege

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Heft Family Origin

Where is the Heft family from?

Heft Family Occupations

What did your Heft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heft family was Carpenter. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Heft Historical Records

What Heft family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Heft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heft 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 993 immigration records available for the last name Heft. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Heft. For the veterans among your Heft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heft Life Expectancy

What is the average Heft lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heft 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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