Daft Name Meaning

English: nickname for a meek person, from Middle English daffte ‘mild’, ‘gentle’, ‘meek’ (Old English gedæfte). It was not until the 15th century, toward the end of the main period of surname formation in England, that the word came to mean ‘stupid’, ‘silly’.

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


Similar surnames: Dart, Dagg, Taft, Want, Day, Catt, Dash, Dapp, Gaff, Dade

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Daft Family Origin

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Daft Family Occupations

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  • Wheelright

    100%

In 1881, the most common Daft occupation in Canada was Wheelright. 100% of Daft's were Wheelrights.

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Daft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2003, Daft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Daft in 1945 was 37, and 87 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Daft

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