Arft Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from Germanic arbi-, Dutch erf ‘heritage’.

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


Similar surnames: Art, Arzt, Artz, Ort, Proft, Abt, Arno, Arntz, Arnt, Arlt

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Arft Family Origin

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Arft Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Drives Wagon In Factory

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arft family was Laborer. The most common Arft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Arft's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Drives Wagon In Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arft.

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Arft Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Arft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Arft in 1955 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arft

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