History of your Surname
Get access to Haefele family records.Start a free trial

Haefele Family History

Haefele Name Meaning

South German (Häfele): metonymic occupational name for a potter from a diminutive of Middle High German hafen ‘pot’.

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

Similar surnames: Hefele, Hafele, Hagele, Hegel, Hebel, Hoeffel, Gaebel, Abele, Helle

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Haefele family from?

You can see how Haefele families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haefele family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Haefele families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Haefele families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Haefele's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Haefele families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haefele surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haefele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Haefele. 14% of Haefele men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Haefele women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haefele were Maintenance and Maid. .

View Census Data for Haefele | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Route Salesman
  • Maintenance

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Haefele family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Haefele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haefele census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Haefele

Passenger Lists

There are 601 immigration records available for the last name Haefele. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Haefele immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 730 military records available for the last name Haefele. For the veterans among your Haefele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Haefele military records

You've only scratched the surface of Haefele family history

Discover More

What is the average Haefele lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Haefele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Haefele in 1953 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haefele

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Haefele family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial