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Becraft Early Origins



The surname Becraft was first found in Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Becraft Spelling Variations


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Becraft Spelling Variations



The name Becraft, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Beecroft, Becroft, Becraft, Bearcroft and others.

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Becraft Early History


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Becraft Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Becraft research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 170 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Becraft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Becraft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Becraft Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Becraft Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Becraft family, or who bore a variation of the surname Becraft were

Becraft Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter W. Becraft, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1918

Becraft Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sgt. Gen. Corporal. Benjamin Becraft U.E. (b. 1758) born in Schohaire, New York, USA from Blenheim, Schoharie Valley, New York who settled in Home District, Ancaster Township, Ontario c. 1783 he served in the Indian Department, married Elizabeth Westbrooke between 1790 -1792 they had 4 children, he died 1801 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Becraft (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Becraft (post 1700)



  • Carolyn H. Becraft (b. 1944), United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) from 1998 to 2001
  • Julius O. Becraft, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900
  • Clarence M. Becraft, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Berrien County 1st District, 1930
  • Philip W Becraft, Associate Professor of Zoology & Genetics at Iowa State University

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Becraft Family Crest Products


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Becraft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Becraft Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 10:16.

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