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The distinguished surname Hefelfinger is Germanic in origin, and is derived from "Hafelfinger," the name of a town in Switzerland.

Hefelfinger Early Origins



The surname Hefelfinger was 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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Hefelfinger Spelling Variations


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Hefelfinger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Heffelfinger, Hefelfinger, Hafelfinger, Häfelfinger, Hefelinger, Heffelinger and many more.

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Hefelfinger Early History


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Hefelfinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hefelfinger research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hefelfinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hefelfinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hefelfinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 19 December 2014 at 08:01.

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