Tuft Family History

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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

What did your Tuft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Tuft family was Keep House.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keep House

    4%

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

Tuft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Tuft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tuft 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 839 immigration records available for the last name Tuft. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tuft. For the veterans among your Tuft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tuft Life Expectancy

What is the average Tuft lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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