Hafer Family History

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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

What did your Hafer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hafer. 19% of Hafer men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hafer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hafer were Carpenter and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hafer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hafer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hafer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hafer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hafer. For the veterans among your Hafer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hafer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hafer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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