Loft Family History

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Loft Name Meaning

English: from Middle English lofte ‘upper chamber’, ‘attic’, possibly bestowed on a household servant who worked in an upper chamber, or used in the same sense as Loftus. Danish: habitational name from a place called Loft.

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

Similar surnames: Lott, Toft, Pott, Tuft, Luft, Mort, Look, Long, Bolt, Lown

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Loft Family Origin

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Loft Family Occupations

What did your Loft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Loft family was Charwoman. The most common Loft occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Loft's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Waterman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loft.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Waterman

  • Charwoman


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

Loft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Loft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loft 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Loft. 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 Loft. For the veterans among your Loft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Loft Life Expectancy

What is the average Loft lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Loft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Loft in 1962 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Loft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loft 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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