Toft Family History
Toft Name Meaning
English (Lancashire Cheshire and Staffordshire): habitational name from any of various places for example in Cambridgeshire Lincolnshire Norfolk and Warwickshire named with Middle English toft(e) (Old Norse topt Old Danish toft) denoting a plot of land on which a house stands or formerly stood. The surname may also be topographic for someone who lived by or on a toft. Scandinavian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads or placenames derived from Old Norse topt ‘curtilage site homestead’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press