Arft Family History

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Arft Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from Germanic arbi-, Dutch erf ‘heritage’.

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

Similar surnames: Art, Arzt, Artz, Ort, Proft, Abt, Arno, Arntz, Arnt, Arlt

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Arft Family Origin

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Arft Family Occupations

What did your Arft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Arft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Arft's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Arft family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Drives Wagon In Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arft.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Drives Wagon In Factory

  • Laborer


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

Arft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arft 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 128 immigration records available for the last name Arft. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 163 military records available for the last name Arft. For the veterans among your Arft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arft Life Expectancy

What is the average Arft lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Arft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Arft in 1955 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arft 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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