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 Family Origin

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Hafer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Hafer Historical Records

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Hafer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hafer

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