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Hefner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a potter (see Hafner ).

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

Similar surnames: Heffner, Hefter, Hafner, Hepner, Haefner, Kelner, Hofer, Hegner

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Where is the Hefner family from?

You can see how Hefner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hefner family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hefner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Hefner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hefner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hefner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hefner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hefner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hefner. 23% of Hefner men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Hefner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hefner were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Hefner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hefner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hefner. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hefner. For the veterans among your Hefner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hefner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hefner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hefner in 1943 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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