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The distinguished surname Heffelfinger is Germanic in origin, and is derived from "Hafelfinger," the name of a town in Switzerland.
The surname Heffelfinger 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 Heffelfinger 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 Heffelfinger family was working as potters. The young Heffelfinger family played a major role in the history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swiss society.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Heffelfinger, Hefelfinger, Hafelfinger, Häfelfinger, Hefelinger, Heffelinger and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heffelfinger research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heffelfinger History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Heffelfinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Heffelfinger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jacob Heffelfinger, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1908
- Mary E. Heffelfinger, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1910
- Frank T. Heffelfinger, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1910
- Owen S. Heffelfinger, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1916
- Fred Heffelfinger, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Walter W. Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904, 1908
- Totten P. Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936, 1940
- Thomas B. Heffelfinger, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1991-93
- Mrs. F. Peavey Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944
- Elizabeth E. Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1952, 1956, 1960; Secretary of Republican National Committee, 1960
- David Heffelfinger, American television producer
- Tom Heffelfinger, American former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota
- Chris Heffelfinger, independent researcher affiliated with the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point
- William W "Pudge" Heffelfinger (1867-1954), who became the first professional football player after receiving $500 for playing a game for the Duquesne Athletic Club of Pittsburgh
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The Heffelfinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heffelfinger 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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