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

Hafner Early Origins



The surname Hafner 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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Hafner Spelling Variations


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Hafner 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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Hafner Early History


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Hafner Early History



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

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Hafner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hafner Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Hafner 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 Hafner 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:

Hafner 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.)

Hafner 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 Hafner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hafner (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. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. 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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Hafner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hafner 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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