Looft Name Meaning

Dutch: apparently a nickname meaning ‘exhausted’. perhaps an altered spelling of German Luft.

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


Similar surnames: Hoof, Luft, Loos, Toot, Proft, Root, Hoeft, Lott, Joost, Loop

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Looft Family Origin

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Looft Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Carver Of Wood

    11%
  • Grocer

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%

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In 1880, Farmer, Carver Of Wood and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Looft. The most common Looft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Looft's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Looft family was Laborer.

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Looft Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2003, Looft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Looft in 1957 was 37, and 63 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Looft

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