Tafft Family History

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Tafft Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Taft, Taffet, Taffe, Taff, Tefft, Tifft, Tafel, Tuft, Toft, Raffa

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Tafft Family Origin

Where is the Tafft family from?

Tafft Family Occupations

What did your Tafft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tafft. 8% of Tafft men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Tafft women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tafft were Addressing Enody and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Addressing Enody
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%

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

Tafft Historical Records

What Tafft family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tafft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tafft 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 129 immigration records available for the last name Tafft. 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 224 military records available for the last name Tafft. For the veterans among your Tafft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tafft Life Expectancy

What is the average Tafft lifespan?

Between 1973 and 1984, in the United States, Tafft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tafft in 1973 was 84, and 96 in 1984.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tafft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tafft ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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