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

Hafele Early Origins



The surname Hafele 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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Hafele Spelling Variations


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Hafele 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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Hafele Early History


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Hafele Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hafele 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 Hafele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hafele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hafele Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Hafele 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 Hafele 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:

Hafele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richarda Hafele, who arrived in Venezuela in 1842

Hafele Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Magdalena Hafele, aged 27, who settled in America from Mulhausen, in 1904
  • Georg Hafele, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Salzburg, Austria, in 1907
  • Charles Hafele, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Christine Hafele, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Heflinger, Germany, in 1907
  • Emilie Hafele, aged 4, who landed in America from Heflinger, Germany, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hafele (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hafele (post 1700)



  • Joseph Carl Hafele (1933-2014), American physicist best known for the Hafele-Keating experiment, a test of Einstein's theory of relativity
  • Anna Häfele (b. 1989), German ski jumper
  • Mathias Hafele (b. 1983), Austrian ski jumper

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hafele Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hafele 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 May 2016 at 16:15.

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