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Haft Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of various sorts of clamps and fastenings, from Middle High German haft ‘clasp’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an embroiderer, from Yiddish haft ‘embroidery’.

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

Similar surnames: Haut, Hart, Shaft, Heft, Hatt, Halt, Haar, Hahn, Haaf, Hast

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Where is the Haft family from?

You can see how Haft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haft family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Haft families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Haft families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Haft's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Haft families in 1840.
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What did your Haft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haft. 23% of Haft men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Haft women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haft were Butcher and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Haft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Haft. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Haft. For the veterans among your Haft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haft lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Haft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Haft in 1957 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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