Daft Family History

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Daft Name Meaning

English: nickname for a meek person, from Middle English daffte ‘mild’, ‘gentle’, ‘meek’ (Old English gedæfte). It was not until the 15th century, toward the end of the main period of surname formation in England, that the word came to mean ‘stupid’, ‘silly’.

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

Similar surnames: Dart, Dagg, Taft, Want, Day, Catt, Dash, Dapp, Gaff, Dade

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Daft Family Origin

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Daft Family Occupations

What did your Daft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Daft family was Clerk. Farmer, Captain Steam Boat and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Daft. The most common Daft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Daft's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Captain Steam Boat

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk


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Daft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Daft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 838 immigration records available for the last name Daft. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Daft. For the veterans among your Daft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Daft Life Expectancy

What is the average Daft lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Daft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Daft in 1945 was 37, and 87 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Daft ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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