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Hefti Family History

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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Where is the Hefti family from?

You can see how Hefti families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hefti family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hefti families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 21 Hefti families living in Missouri. This was about 40% of all the recorded Hefti's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hefti families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hefti surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hefti ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hefti. 29% of Hefti men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hefti women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hefti were Travelling Salesman and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Travelling Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 760 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 Cards

There are 414 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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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.

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