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Luftig Family History

Luftig Name Meaning

German: nickname for a carefree fellow, from Middle High German luft ‘air’ (see Luft) + -ig, adjectival ending.

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


Similar surnames: Lustig, Luft, Hurtig, Feig, Lust, Sittig, Luning, Ruffing, Fettig

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Where is the Luftig family from?

You can see how Luftig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luftig family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Luftig families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Luftig's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Luftig families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luftig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luftig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Luftig. 32% of Luftig men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    32%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Tailor
    19%
  • Manager
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    100%
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What Luftig family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 764 census records available for the last name Luftig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luftig 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Luftig. 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 101 military records available for the last name Luftig. For the veterans among your Luftig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luftig lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Luftig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Luftig in 1960 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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