Taft is a masculine name of Old French origin that means “homestead.” As well as a given name, it is also quite a famous Old English surname which was borne by the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft. Originally a placename, Taft came from a small English village called Toft, and was used to denote people who lived near the forest or the trees, which might help keep baby grounded and at one with nature.
Famous People Named Taft
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- William Howard TaftUnited States President
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