Looft Family History

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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

What did your Looft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Looft family was Laborer. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Carver Of Wood

  • Grocer

  • Laborer


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

Looft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 921 census records available for the last name Looft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Looft 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 457 immigration records available for the last name Looft. 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 161 military records available for the last name Looft. For the veterans among your Looft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Looft Life Expectancy

What is the average Looft lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Looft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Looft 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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