Hefele Family History

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Hefele Name Meaning

South German: variant of Häfele, see Haefele.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hafele, Haefele, Hefel, Hertle, Hoefle, Helmle, Hefler, Helle, Hemple

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Hefele Family Origin

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Hefele Family Occupations

What did your Hefele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hefele. 9% of Hefele men worked as a Clerk and 10% of Hefele women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hefele were Laborer and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Cabinet Maker
    4%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%

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

Hefele Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hefele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hefele 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 296 immigration records available for the last name Hefele. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hefele. For the veterans among your Hefele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hefele Life Expectancy

What is the average Hefele lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hefele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hefele in 1948 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hefele

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