Luft Family History

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Luft Name Meaning

from Middle High German luft ‘air’, of uncertain application, either a topographic name for someone who lived in an exposed place or a nickname for a happy-go-lucky fellow. variant spelling of Lufft, short form of the personal names Liutfrid or Lotfrid, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ or hlod ‘fame’, + frid ‘peace’.

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

Similar surnames: Tuft, Lust, Lunt, Lueth, Huff, Puff, Luff, Pust, Gust, Luftig

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Luft Family Origin

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Luft Family Occupations

What did your Luft ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Baker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Luft. 24% of Luft men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Luft women worked as a Baker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luft were Baker and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Car Repairer
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Baker
  • House
  • Laundress
  • Machine Operator

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

Luft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Luft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luft 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Luft. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Luft. For the veterans among your Luft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luft Life Expectancy

What is the average Luft lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Luft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Luft in 1949 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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