Haft Family History

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Haft Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of various sorts of clamps and fastenings, from Middle High German haft ‘clasp’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an embroiderer, from Yiddish haft ‘embroidery’.

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

Similar surnames: Haut, Hart, Shaft, Heft, Hatt, Halt, Haar, Hahn, Haaf, Hast

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Haft Family Origin

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Haft Family Occupations

What did your Haft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Haft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Haft's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Haft family was Engineer Rolling Mill. Farmer, Laborer and Constable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haft.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Constable

  • Engineer Rolling Mill


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Haft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Haft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haft 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Haft. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Haft. For the veterans among your Haft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haft Life Expectancy

What is the average Haft lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Haft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Haft in 1957 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haft ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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