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 1881, 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. The most common Croft occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Croft's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Croft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Croft 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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