Croft Family History

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Croft Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an arable enclosure, normally adjoining a house, Middle English croft. There are several places in England named with this word (Old English croft), and the surname may equally be a habitational name from any of them. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Kraft.

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

Similar surnames: Cross, Rycroft, Crofton, Crown, Grof, Craft, Graft, Crofoot, Colt

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Croft Family Origin

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Croft Family Occupations

What did your Croft 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 Croft. 8% of Croft men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Croft women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Croft were Farmer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Croft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 218,000 census records available for the last name Croft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croft 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Croft. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Croft. For the veterans among your Croft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Croft Life Expectancy

What is the average Croft lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Croft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Croft in 1945 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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