Hafer Family History

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Hafer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from German Hafer ‘oats’. Compare Haber. As a Jewish surname, it is in many cases ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Haber, Haver, Hader, Hamer, Haker, Hofer, Harer, Hager, Hafen, Hafner

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Hafer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hafer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hafer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Hafer Family Origin

Where is the Hafer family from?

Hafer Family Occupations

What did your Hafer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hafer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Hafer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hafer family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hafer.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Hafer Historical Records

What Hafer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hafer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hafer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hafer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hafer. For the veterans among your Hafer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hafer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hafer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hafer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Hafer in 1947 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hafer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hafer 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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