Heffner Family History

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Heffner Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Hefner, Geffner, Hoffner, Hoeffner, Reffner, Sheffler, Heppner

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Heffner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heffner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heffner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Germanic Europe

    16%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Heffner Family Origin

Where is the Heffner family from?

Heffner Family Occupations

What did your Heffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Going To School and Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Heffner. The most common Heffner occupation in Canada was Going To School. 50% of Heffner's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Heffner family was Labourer.

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  • Going To School

    50%
  • Butcher

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Heffner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Heffner Historical Records

What Heffner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Heffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heffner 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 Heffner. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Heffner. For the veterans among your Heffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Heffner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Heffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Heffner in 1945 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heffner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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