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

Heffelfinger Early Origins



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.

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Heffelfinger Spelling Variations


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Heffelfinger Spelling Variations



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

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Heffelfinger Early History


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Heffelfinger Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Heffelfinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heffelfinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heffelfinger 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:

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heffelfinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heffelfinger (post 1700)



  • David Heffelfinger, American television producer
  • Tom Heffelfinger, American former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota
  • Walter W. Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904, 1908 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Totten P. Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936, 1940 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas B. Heffelfinger, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, 1991-93 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. F. Peavey Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elizabeth E. Heffelfinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1952, 1956, 1960; Secretary of Republican National Committee, 1960 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. 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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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