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The Häfner surname comes from the Middle High German words "hafner," or "hafen," meaning "pot," or "dish." As such, Häfner was originally an occupational name for a potter.

Häfner Early Origins



The surname Häfner was first found in Austria and southern Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early modern Europe. The family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses. These played important roles in local political conflicts, in which each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Hugo Hafinare of Constance in the year 1158, Uli Hafner (Haefeli) of the Aargau region in 1490, and Hueglin Haffner of Kirchheim in 1406. Chronicles also mention an ancient branch of the family whose members were knights of the Kingdom of Styria from 1310 to 1478.

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Häfner Spelling Variations


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Häfner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Haffner, Hafner, Haafner, Hafener, Haffener, Haeffner, Heffner, Haefner, Hefner, Haefeli (Swiss) and many more.

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Häfner Early History


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Häfner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Häfner research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1629, 1631, 1741, 1630, 1640, 1702, 1735, 1764, 1861, 1759, 1833, 1776 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Häfner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Häfner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Häfner Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Häfner were Enrico Haffner (1640-1702), an Italian painter of quadratura during the Baroque period, his father was from Switzerland. Phillip Hafner (1735-1764), was an Austrian lawyer who later became a dramatist. His numerous plays introduced good-humored farce to Viennese comedy and their influence...

Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Häfner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Häfner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Hafner arrived in Philadelphia in 1748
  • Friedrich Hafner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Frederick Hafner, who landed in Maryland in 1749
  • John Michael Hafner, who arrived in Maryland in 1749
  • John George Hafner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Häfner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Jacob Hafner, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • John G Hafner, who arrived in Maryland in 1810
  • Leonard Hafner, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Charles Hafner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Johann Melchior Hafner, who arrived in America in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Häfner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Häfner (post 1700)



  • Francis R. Hafner (1867-1957), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Cowboys in 1888
  • Reinhard Häfner (1952-2016), German footballer and coach
  • Ludwig Häfner (1921-1942), German Luftwaffe ace credited with 52 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Josef Anton Hafner (1709-1756), German painter
  • Anton "Toni" Hafner (1918-1944), German former Luftwaffe fighter ace, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II
  • Sabina Hafner (b. 1984), Swiss silver and bronze medalist bobsledder
  • Ingrid Hafner (1936-1994), British actress, daughter of Raoul Hafner
  • Edo Hafner (b. 1955), retired Slovenian professional ice hockey player
  • Christian Hafner (b. 1972), Italian three-time silver and bronze medalist luger
  • Katie Hafner, technology reporter at The New York Times
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Häfner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Häfner 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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