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Luft Family History

Luft Name Meaning

from Middle High German luft ‘air’, of uncertain application, either a topographic name for someone who lived in an exposed place or a nickname for a happy-go-lucky fellow. variant spelling of Lufft, short form of the personal names Liutfrid or Lotfrid, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ or hlod ‘fame’, + frid ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Tuft, Lust, Lunt, Lueth, Huff, Puff, Luff, Pust, Gust, Luftig

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Where is the Luft family from?

You can see how Luft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luft family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luft families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Luft families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Luft's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Luft families in 1840.
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What did your Luft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Luft. 21% of Luft men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Luft women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luft were Clerk and Waitress.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Luft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luft 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Luft. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Luft. For the veterans among your Luft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luft lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Luft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Luft in 1949 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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