Taft Family History

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Taft Name Meaning

English: topographic name or habitational name from a dialect variant of Old and Middle English toft ‘curtilage’, ‘site’, ‘homestead’, also applied to a low hillock where a homestead used to be. Compare Toft.

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

Similar surnames: Toft, Tuft, Tart, Daft, Tift, Tout, Haft, Loft, Tarte, Gaff

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Taft Family Origin

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Taft Family Occupations

What did your Taft ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Taft. 16% of Taft men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Taft women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taft were Bricklayer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Electric Supply Labourer
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Taft Historical Records

What Taft family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Taft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Taft

Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Taft. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Taft. For the veterans among your Taft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Taft Life Expectancy

What is the average Taft lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Taft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Taft in 1943 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Taft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Taft 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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