Herfel Family History

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Herfel Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Herpel or Herbel, short forms of Herpold, from a Germanic personal name composed of heri, hari ‘army’ + bald ‘brave’ .

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

Similar surnames: Herbel, Herpel, Hertel, Herde, Hartel, Hermes, Hessel, Haertel

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Herfel Family Origin

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Herfel Family Occupations

What did your Herfel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Gilder and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herfel. A less common occupation for the Herfel family was Makes Coats. The most common Herfel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Herfel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Gilder

  • Keeps House

  • Makes Coats


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

Herfel Historical Records

What Herfel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 906 census records available for the last name Herfel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herfel 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 90 immigration records available for the last name Herfel. 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 198 military records available for the last name Herfel. For the veterans among your Herfel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herfel Life Expectancy

What is the average Herfel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Herfel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Herfel in 1958 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herfel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herfel 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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