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

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Hefter Family Origin

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Hefter Family Occupations

What did your Hefter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hefter. 12% of Hefter men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Hefter women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hefter were Proprietor and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • New Worker

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

Hefter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hefter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hefter 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 809 immigration records available for the last name Hefter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hefter. For the veterans among your Hefter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hefter Life Expectancy

What is the average Hefter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hefter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Hefter in 1959 was 61, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hefter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hefter 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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