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Loftus Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Loftus in Cleveland, Lofthouse in West Yorkshire, or Loftsome in East Yorkshire. All are named from Old Norse lopt ‘loft’, ‘upper storey’ + hús ‘house’, the last being derived from the dative plural form, húsum. Houses built with an upper storey (which was normally used for the storage of produce during the winter) were a considerable rarity among the ordinary people of the Middle Ages. Irish: English surname adopted by certain bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Lochlainn (see Laughlin) or Ó Lachtnáin (see Lough).

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

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Loftus Family Origin

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Loftus Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Miner

    5%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loftus. The most common Loftus occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Loftus's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Loftus family was Miner.

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