In reply to:
Brenda Lindley 4/20/01
Hafner means potter, the word "Hafe, Hafen" is in Southern German dialects like Suabian and Bavarian still widely used for a pot. And a "Hafner" is someone who makes these things, especially also someone who builds stoves of glazed tiles.
Variations are Haffner and Hefner.
Brenda Lindley 5/10/01