Tuft Name Meaning

English (Midlands): possibly a topographical name from Middle English tufte, tuffe ‘clump of trees or bushes’. This is an element of minor place names and field names in various counties. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse tupt ‘site’, ‘lot’. Possibly an altered spelling of South German Duft, from a topographic name meaning ‘swamp’, ‘moor’.

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


Similar surnames: Toft, Tutt, Taft, Luft, Tufte, Huff, Turk, Lust, Tusa, Loft

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Tuft Family Origin

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Tuft Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keep House

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tuft family was Keep House. The most common Tuft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Tuft's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tuft.

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Between 1958 and 2004, Tuft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tuft in 1958 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tuft

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