Rastro heráldico da família: Hafen Ancient and noble German family, originally from the state of Bavaria, known as Hafen or Hafner, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. According to what has been handed down, this family, as a reward for valuable services rendered to Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, was admitted to the "Briefadel" (lit. "letter of nobility"), the so-called new nobility as opposed to "Uradel", a term coined only in modern times, in reference to noble families whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to before the Middle Ages. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood out,... Continua
thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Berthold, landowner in Bavaria, flourishing in 1490; Lippold, jurist, flourishing in Nuremberg, in 1522; Klemerns, notary, flourishing in Nuremberg, in 1535; Friedrich, captain of arms, flourishing in Nuremberg, in 1547; Karl Hans, doctor of law, flourishing in Tubingen, in 1569; Anton, general of cavalry, flourishing in 1583; Berthold, jurist, flourishing in Nuremberg, in 1608; Wolfgang, landowner in Bavaria, flourishing in 1627; Johann Hans, councillor in Nuremberg, flourishing in 1643; Adrien, captain of arms, who distinguished himself in fifth Turkish-Austrian war, which broke out in 1683, under Emperor Leopold I, from which he received great rewards; Georg, militiaman by profession, flourishing in Nuremberg, in 1708; Gerard, landowner in Bavaria, flourishing in 1712; Friedrich, jurist, flourishing in Nuremberg, in 1724; Hans, landowner in Bavaria, flourishing in 1737; Erwin, jurist and councillor in Nuremberg, flourishing in the eighteenth century. Family names so old, without any doubt, honour not only the families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.