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Hefty Family History

Hefty Name Meaning

French (Alsatian) form of German heftig ‘fierce’, ‘irascible’. Probably an altered spelling of Hefti.

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

Similar surnames: Hefti, Rufty, Henry, Hemry, Hevey, Hefel, Hewey, Henny, Huft, Harty

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Where is the Hefty family from?

You can see how Hefty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hefty family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Hefty families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Hefty family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Hefty's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Hefty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hefty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hefty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hefty. 29% of Hefty men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Hefty women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hefty were Salesman and Laundress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hefty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hefty 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 553 immigration records available for the last name Hefty. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hefty. For the veterans among your Hefty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hefty lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hefty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hefty in 1950 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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