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

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Waterman

    3%
  • Charwoman

    2%

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

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Loft Historical Records

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Loft Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Loft

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