Hefter Family History
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Hefter Name Meaning
German: occupational name from Middle High German hefte ‘hilt’, ‘handle’, ‘clasp’ + -er agent suffix (see Heft). Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an embroiderer, from an agent derivative of Yiddish heftn ‘to embroider’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Herter, Hefner, Reuter, Hemler, Hafner, Hester, Kelter, Horter