Daft Family History
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Daft Name Meaning
English: nickname for a meek person, from Middle English daffte ‘mild’, ‘gentle’, ‘meek’ (Old English gedæfte). It was not until the 15th century, toward the end of the main period of surname formation in England, that the word came to mean ‘stupid’, ‘silly’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press