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Hafler Name Meaning

South German (Häfler): occupational name for a potter. Compare Hafner .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hafner, Hatler, Hafer, Haufler, Hofler, Hagler, Lafler, Haler, Hamler

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Where is the Hafler family from?

You can see how Hafler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hafler family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Hafler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hafler families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Hafler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hafler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hafler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hafler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hafler. 21% of Hafler men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Hafler women worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Presser
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hafler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hafler 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 134 immigration records available for the last name Hafler. 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 Cards

There are 446 military records available for the last name Hafler. For the veterans among your Hafler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hafler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hafler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hafler in 1958 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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