Bancroft Family History

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Bancroft Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bancroft, from Old English bean ‘beans’ (a collective singular) + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.

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

Similar surnames: Barcroft, Beecroft, Rycroft, Haycraft, Croft, Ashcroft, Howcroft

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Bancroft Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bancroft name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bancroft. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bancroft Family Origin

Where is the Bancroft family from?

Bancroft Family Occupations

What did your Bancroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bancroft. The most common Bancroft occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Bancroft's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bancroft family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bancroft ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bancroft Historical Records

What Bancroft family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Bancroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bancroft 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bancroft. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Bancroft. For the veterans among your Bancroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bancroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Bancroft lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bancroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bancroft in 1949 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bancroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bancroft 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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