Early Origins of the Hefelfinger family
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.
Early History of the Hefelfinger family
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Hefelfinger Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Hefelfinger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hefelfinger family to the New World and Oceana
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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