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Luft Family History

Luft Name Meaning
from Middle High German luft ‘air’, of uncertain application, either a topographic name for someone who lived in an exposed place or a nickname for a happy-go-lucky fellow.variant spelling of Lufft, short form of the personal names Liutfrid or Lotfrid, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ or hlod ‘fame’, + frid ‘peace’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

70,221 Historical Documents with Luft on Ancestry.com
21,426 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,810 Military Records
3,794 Immigration Records
12,508 Census and Voter Lists
22,683 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Luft Families

  • Number of Luft families
     37 - 71
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Luft families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Luft families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Luft census records

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Luft Family Origin

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Luft Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Luft

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Luft Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Luft census records

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Luft Civil War Service Records

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