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Loftus Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name either from Old Norse lopt-hús ‘house with an upper floor’ (often found in the dative plural form lopt-húsum) or from any of the places in Yorkshire with names derived from this term such as Lofthouse in Rothwell Lofthouse in Harewood Loftus Hill in Staveley Lofthouse in Fountains Earth Lofthouse in Sedbergh (all Yorkshire) Loftsome in Wressell (East Yorkshire) and Loftus (North Yorkshire). Irish: English surname adopted by certain bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Lochlainn (see Laughlin ) or Ó Lachtnáin (see Lough ).

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


Similar surnames: Lofthus, Loft, Lofthouse, Lefton, Loftis, Coutts, Loup, Titus, Moncus

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Where is the Loftus family from?

You can see how Loftus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loftus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loftus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 100 Loftus families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Loftus's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Loftus families in 1911.
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What did your Loftus ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Loftus. 49% of Loftus men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Loftus women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loftus were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Oprateur
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Loftus. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Loftus. For the veterans among your Loftus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loftus lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Loftus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Loftus in 1941 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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