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Tefft Family History

Tefft Name Meaning
Variant of English Taft. This surname was already well established in CT and RI by 1715.

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

203,362 Historical Documents with Tefft on Ancestry.com
11,856 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,541 Military Records
601 Immigration Records
13,746 Census and Voter Lists
174,618 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Tefft Families

  • Number of Tefft families
     52 - 102
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tefft families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Tefft last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Tefft census records

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Tefft Family Origin

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Tefft Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Tefft families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Tefft

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Tefft Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Tefft census records

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Tefft Civil War Service Records

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