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The LOFT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 602 35387 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 180 20819 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +422 -14568 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 300 5219 0.002 18
United Kingdom 803 6246 0.002 17
Top States for LOFT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 81 19954 0.001 5
California 79 27669 0.000 2
New York 67 26589 0.000 4
Tennessee 44 10063 0.001 8
Washington 35 19372 0.001 6
Top States for LOFT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 16 8782 0.001 13
Tennessee 44 10063 0.001 8
New Hampshire 8 18175 0.001 6
Washington 35 19372 0.001 6
Indiana 31 19272 0.001 5

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LOFT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LOFT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LOFT in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LOFT by picking someone at random in Maine than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LOFT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LOFT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LOFT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LOFT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 544 90.37
Black/African American 18 2.99
Native American/Alaskan 17 2.82
Mixed Race 9 1.5
White (Hispanic) 9 1.5
Asian/Pacific 5 0.83

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LOFT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LOFT in historical publications

LOFT. LOFFT. From residence in a loft or upper chamber. The form Ad le Loft, "at the Loft,'' occurs several times in H.R.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to LOFT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LOFT.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LOFT

The following words are slight variants of LOFT that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.