Focht Family History

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Focht Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch (de) Vocht, an occupational name for a custodian, commander, or leader, Middle Dutch vo(e)cht. German: variant of Vogt.

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

Similar surnames: Hecht, Forcht, Fohl, Nacht, Foth, Licht, Lucht, Fort, Forst, Boch

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Focht Family Origin

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Focht Family Occupations

What did your Focht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Focht family was Carpenter. The most common Focht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Focht's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Focht.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Focht ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Focht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Focht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Focht 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 877 immigration records available for the last name Focht. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Focht. For the veterans among your Focht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Focht Life Expectancy

What is the average Focht lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Focht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Focht in 1950 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Focht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Focht 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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