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Toft Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Warwickshire, named in Old Norse with topt, Old Danish toft ‘curtilage’, ‘site’, ‘homestead’. Scandinavian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads or place names derived from Old Norse topt ‘curtilage’, ‘site’, ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Tuft, Taft, Tong, Loft, Ott, Torr, Mort, Torp, Boff, Moot

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Toft Family Origin

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Toft Family Occupations

What did your Toft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Toft occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Toft's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Toft. A less common occupation for the Toft family was Potter.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Potter


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

Toft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Toft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toft 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Toft. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Toft. For the veterans among your Toft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Toft Life Expectancy

What is the average Toft lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Toft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Toft in 1953 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Toft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Toft 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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