Loftin Family History

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Loftin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the suffix -in, from Latin -in(i)us ‘descendant of’. Compare Loften. This is a common name in TX and NC.

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

Similar surnames: Loften, Lofton, Loflin, Lopatin, Latin, Bodin, Luton, Lifton, Boutin

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Loftin Family Origin

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Loftin Family Occupations

What did your Loftin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Loftin family was Printers Machinist. Book Binders Wife, Nautical Inst Maker (Philos) and Police Constable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loftin. The most common Loftin occupation in the UK was Book Binders Wife. 14% of Loftin's were Book Binders Wifes.

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  • Book Binders Wife

  • Nautical Inst Maker (Philos)

  • Police Constable

  • Printers Machinist


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

Loftin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Loftin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loftin 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 671 immigration records available for the last name Loftin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Loftin. For the veterans among your Loftin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Loftin Life Expectancy

What is the average Loftin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Loftin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Loftin in 1948 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Loftin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loftin 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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