Rycroft Family History

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Rycroft Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small enclosed field (Old English croft) where rye (Old English ryge) was grown, or a habitational name from any of various minor places so named, such as Ryecoft in Gloucestershire or Cheshire. adm

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

Similar surnames: Croft, Beecroft, Haycraft, Bancroft, Ashcroft, Cross, Barcroft

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Rycroft Family Origin

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Rycroft Family Occupations

What did your Rycroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rycroft. 2% of Rycroft men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 48% of Rycroft women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rycroft were Builders Labourer and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
  • General Labourer
  • Railway Clerk
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Cotton Weaver

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

Rycroft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Rycroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rycroft 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 Rycroft. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rycroft. For the veterans among your Rycroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rycroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Rycroft lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rycroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Rycroft in 1961 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rycroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rycroft 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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