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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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

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Croft Historical Records

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Croft Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Croft

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