Luft Family History

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Luft Name Meaning

from Middle High German luft ‘air’, of uncertain application, either a topographic name for someone who lived in an exposed place or a nickname for a happy-go-lucky fellow. variant spelling of Lufft, short form of the personal names Liutfrid or Lotfrid, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ or hlod ‘fame’, + frid ‘peace’.

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

Similar surnames: Tuft, Lust, Lunt, Lueth, Huff, Puff, Luff, Pust, Gust, Luftig

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Luft Family Origin

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Luft Family Occupations

What did your Luft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Luft occupation in the UK was Boiler Makers Labourer. 33% of Luft's were Boiler Makers Labourers. A less common occupation for the Luft family was Labourer. Boiler Makers Labourer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Luft.

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  • Boiler Makers Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Luft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Luft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luft 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Luft. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Luft. For the veterans among your Luft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luft Life Expectancy

What is the average Luft lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Luft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Luft in 1949 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Luft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Luft 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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