Holdcroft Family History

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Holdcroft Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Holcroft in Lancashire, so named from Old English holh ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’, or from some other minor place named with the same elements.

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

Similar surnames: Howcroft, Cockcroft, Beecroft, Wheatcroft, Ashcroft, Barcroft

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Holdcroft Family Origin

Where is the Holdcroft family from?

Holdcroft Family Occupations

What did your Holdcroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Holdcroft family was Potter. The most common Holdcroft occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 21% of Holdcroft's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holdcroft.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Potter


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

Holdcroft Historical Records

What Holdcroft family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Holdcroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holdcroft 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Holdcroft. 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 956 military records available for the last name Holdcroft. For the veterans among your Holdcroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holdcroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Holdcroft lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Holdcroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Holdcroft in 1966 was 79, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holdcroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holdcroft 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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