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Lofthus Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about 20 places so named for having a farmhouse with an upper story (see Loftus ). English: variant of Loftus

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


Similar surnames: Loftus, Lofthouse, Bothun, Loft, Loftis, Lowther, Louth, Northup

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Where is the Lofthus family from?

You can see how Lofthus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lofthus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lofthus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Lofthus family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Lofthus's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Lofthus families in 1911.
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What did your Lofthus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lofthus. 46% of Lofthus men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Lofthus women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lofthus were Farming and Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Hand
    11%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 440 immigration records available for the last name Lofthus. 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 Cards

There are 206 military records available for the last name Lofthus. For the veterans among your Lofthus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lofthus lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lofthus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lofthus in 1963 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

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