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Where did the Swiss Hefelfinger family come from? What is the Swiss Hefelfinger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hefelfinger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hefelfinger family history?The distinguished surname Hefelfinger is Germanic in origin, and is derived from "Hafelfinger," the name of a town in Switzerland.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Heffelfinger, Hefelfinger, Hafelfinger, Häfelfinger, Hefelinger, Heffelinger and many more.
First found in Basel-Land, Switzerland, where the family's ancestral home is located. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, the progenitor of the name Hefelfinger was likely a native of Hafelfinger who had moved to another city. The earliest known records of the name have been traced back to Dietgen, Basel-Land, where the Hefelfinger family was working as potters. The young Hefelfinger family played a major role in the history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swiss society.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Galy Heffelfinger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1734; Martin Hafelfinger and his wife Anna Maria Gysin, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1740 with their children Elspeth, Verona, Anna, Martin and Johannes.
The Hefelfinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hefelfinger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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