Tefft Name Meaning

Variant of English Taft. This surname was already well established in CT and RI by 1715.

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

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Tefft Family Origin

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Tefft Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Tefft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Tefft's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tefft. A less common occupation for the Tefft family was Carpenter.

Source: Census data for Tefft | Data not to scale

Tefft Historical Records

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Tefft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Tefft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tefft in 1950 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tefft

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