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Re: Lewis Hafel (m) Elizabeth Powell, OH
Posted by: sandra Hafeli Date: May 13, 2001 at 00:24:46
In Reply to: Re: Lewis Hafel (m) Elizabeth Powell, OH by Joanne Hafeli of 5

The surname HAFELI has origionated in Switzerland for over seven hundred years and in Austria before that. The name Hafeli is as common as Smith in Aargau/Klingaue Switzerland When ther were so many imigrants comming to the new world ellis island employees and sometimes the imigrants themselves changed the spelling usually simplifing not making it more complicated or they took on the phenetic spelling.
There is a family reunion for Hafelis held every year during the first week of august in michigan.


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