Crofton Family History

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Crofton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Crofton, for example in Cumbria, Greater London (formerly in Kent), Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire. Most of these are named from Old English croft ‘paddock’, ‘vegetable garden’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but the one in Greater London probably has as its first element Old English cropp ‘swelling’, ‘mound’ (compare Cropper) and that in Lincolnshire Old English croh ‘saffron’ (from Latin crocus).

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

Similar surnames: Croxton, Croston, Colton, Crafton, Rowton, Broxton, Clopton, Croft

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Crofton Family Origin

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Crofton Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Crofton family was A Lady No Further Information (Lady not at home). Farmer, Iron Moulder and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crofton. The most common Crofton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Crofton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Iron Moulder

  • Laundress

  • A Lady No Further Information (Lady not at home)


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Crofton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Crofton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crofton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Crofton. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Crofton. For the veterans among your Crofton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crofton Life Expectancy

What is the average Crofton lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Crofton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crofton in 1961 was 69, and 56 in 2004.

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