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Haffner Name Meaning

German (also Häffner): variant of Hafner ‘potter’. Compare Haeffner . Americanized form of German and Slovenian (of German origin) Hafner ‘potter’.

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


Similar surnames: Hoffner, Haefner, Shaffner, Haeffner, Heffner, Hafner, Havner, Haener

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Where is the Haffner family from?

You can see how Haffner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haffner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Haffner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 23 Haffner families living in Staffordshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Haffner's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Haffner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haffner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Draper and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Haffner. 50% of Haffner men worked as a Draper and 78% of Haffner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haffner were Brick Layer and Manageress Overall Factory. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Draper
    50%
  • Brick Layer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Press Worker (engineering)
    7%
  • Manageress Overall Factory
    7%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Haffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haffner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Haffner. 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Haffner. For the veterans among your Haffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haffner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Haffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Haffner in 1941 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

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