Cockcroft Family History

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Cockcroft Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place of this name, for example Cockcroft in Rishworth or Cock Croft in Bingley, both in West Yorkshire. They are named with Old English cocc ‘rooster’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’. In some cases it may be a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Holdcroft, Howcroft, Barcroft, Beecroft, Croft, Ashcroft, Chalcraft

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Cockcroft Family Origin

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Cockcroft Family Occupations

What did your Cockcroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cockcroft. 2% of Cockcroft men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Cockcroft women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cockcroft were Cotton Manufacturer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Woolsorter
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Cotton Manufacturer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cockcroft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Cockcroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockcroft 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cockcroft. 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 Cockcroft. For the veterans among your Cockcroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cockcroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Cockcroft lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cockcroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Cockcroft in 1963 was 84, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cockcroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cockcroft 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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