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Becroft Early Origins



The surname Becroft 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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Becroft Spelling Variations


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Becroft Spelling Variations



The name, Becroft, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Beecroft, Becroft, Becraft, Bearcroft and others.

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Becroft Early History


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Becroft Early History



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

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Becroft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Becroft Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Becroft 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 settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Becroft surname who came to North America were: E. J. Beecraft arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1750.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Becroft (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Becroft (post 1700)



  • William E. Becroft, American politician, Warden (borough president) of Wallingford, Connecticut, 1909-11 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Becroft Family Crest Products


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Becroft Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Becroft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Becroft 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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