Tuft Family History
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