Oft Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Fu, Ott, Ort, Ost, Tuft, Ast, Abt, Toft, Luft, Gift

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Oft Family Origin

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Oft Family Occupations

What did your Oft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Oft's were Farmers. Farmer and Boot & Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Oft.

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  • Farmer

  • Boot & Shoemaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oft ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 210 immigration records available for the last name Oft. 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 Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Oft. For the veterans among your Oft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oft Life Expectancy

What is the average Oft lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Oft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Oft in 1967 was 75, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oft ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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