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Loft Family History

Loft Name Meaning

English: from Middle English lofte ‘upper chamber’ ‘attic’ possibly bestowed on a household servant who worked in an upper chamber or used in the same sense as Loftus . Danish: habitational name from a place called Loft.

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

Similar surnames: Lott, Toft, Pott, Tuft, Luft, Mort, Look, Long, Bolt, Lown

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Where is the Loft family from?

You can see how Loft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loft family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loft families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Loft family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Loft's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Loft families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Loft. 25% of Loft men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Loft women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loft were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Loft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loft 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Loft. 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 Loft. For the veterans among your Loft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loft lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Loft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Loft in 1962 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

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