Lofthus Family History

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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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Lofthus Family Origin

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Lofthus Family Occupations

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 US named Lofthus. 24% of Lofthus men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Lofthus women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lofthus were Attendant and Butter Wrapper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Hand
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Attendant
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Butter Wrapper
    6%

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

Lofthus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lofthus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lofthus 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 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 Card

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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Lofthus Life Expectancy

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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