Hafner Family History
Hafner Name Meaning
South German (also Häfner): occupational name for a potter Middle High German hafner an agent derivative of Middle High German hafen ‘pot dish’. This is the normal term for the occupation in southeastern Germany and Austria and the German surname is found mainly in this area. Compare Haefner and Haffner . Slovenian: occupational name for a potter of German origin (see above) often applied as a translation into German of the corresponding Slovenian surname Lončar (see Loncar ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022