Barcroft Family History

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Barcroft Name Meaning

English (also established in Ireland): habitational name from for example Barcroft in Haworth, West Yorkshire, so named with Old English bere ‘barley’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.

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

Similar surnames: Bancroft, Beecroft, Howcroft, Barrow, Croft, Haycraft, Rycroft

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Barcroft Family Origin

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Barcroft Family Occupations

What did your Barcroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barcroft family was Joiner. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barcroft. The most common Barcroft occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 5% of Barcroft's were Cotton Weavers.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper

  • Joiner


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

Barcroft Historical Records

What Barcroft family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Barcroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barcroft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Barcroft

Passenger List

There are 610 immigration records available for the last name Barcroft. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Barcroft. For the veterans among your Barcroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barcroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Barcroft lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Barcroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Barcroft in 1950 was 62, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barcroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barcroft 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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