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Hefter Name Meaning

German: occupational name from Middle High German hefte ‘hilt’, ‘handle’, ‘clasp’ + -er agent suffix (see Heft). Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an embroiderer, from an agent derivative of Yiddish heftn ‘to embroider’.

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

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Hefter Family Origin

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Hefter Family Occupations

What did your Hefter ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Saloon Keeper

    17%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Baker

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hefter family was Baker. Saloon Keeper, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hefter. The most common Hefter occupation in the USA was Saloon Keeper. 17% of Hefter's were Saloon Keepers.

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Hefter Historical Records

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Hefter Life Expectancy

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