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 Family Origin

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Heffner Family Occupations

What did your Heffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Heffner. 50% of Heffner men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Shipper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer

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

Heffner Historical Records

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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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