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

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  • Lace Maker

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Ag Labourer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Taft family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Taft occupation in the UK was Lace Maker. 4% of Taft's were Lace Makers. Lace Maker, Tailor and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Taft.

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Taft Historical Records

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Taft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Taft

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