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Doft Family History

Doft 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: Toft, Dott, Daft, Loft, Dost, Dort, Dodt, Hoft, Ott, Dore

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Where is the Doft family from?

You can see how Doft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doft family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Doft families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Doft families living in Iowa. This was about 62% of all the recorded Doft's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Doft families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk Office were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doft. 100% of Doft men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Doft women worked as a Clerk Office. .

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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

  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk Office
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Census Records

There are 264 census records available for the last name Doft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 83 immigration records available for the last name Doft. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 26 military records available for the last name Doft. For the veterans among your Doft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doft lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2002, in the United States, Doft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Doft in 1968 was 66, and 96 in 2002.

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