Becroft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Becroft family
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.
Early History of the Becroft family
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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.
Early Notables of the Becroft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Becroft family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Becroft (post 1700)
- William E. Becroft, American politician, Warden (borough president) of Wallingford, Connecticut, 1909-11 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html