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Hefti Name Meaning

Swiss German: spelling variant of Hefty, from Middle High German heftec, heftic ‘durable’, ‘strong’, later ‘severe’, ‘violent’.

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


Similar surnames: Heft, Hertz, Hefty, Haft, Hefter, Deetz, Herb, Huft, Heitz, Hoeft

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Hefti Family Origin

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Hefti Family Occupations

What did your Hefti ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hefti family was Collar Cutter. Farmer, Coal Miner and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hefti. The most common Hefti occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hefti's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Coal Miner

    17%
  • Book Keeper

    8%
  • Collar Cutter

    8%

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

Hefti Historical Records

What Hefti family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hefti. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hefti census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Hefti

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Hefti. 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 Hefti. For the veterans among your Hefti ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hefti Life Expectancy

What is the average Hefti lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Hefti life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hefti in 1961 was 87, and 78 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hefti

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hefti 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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