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

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Constable

    4%
  • Engineer Rolling Mill

    4%

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In 1880, 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. The most common Haft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Haft's were Farmers.

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Haft Historical Records

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Haft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haft

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