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Beecroft Early Origins



The surname Beecroft 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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Beecroft Spelling Variations


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Beecroft Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Beecroft occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Beecroft, Becroft, Becraft, Bearcroft and others.

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Beecroft Early History


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Beecroft Early History



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

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Beecroft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beecroft Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beecroft 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beecroft Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Beecroft, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor"
  • Joseph Beecroft arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beecroft (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beecroft (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey Beecroft (b. 1956), American Academy Award nominated production designer for the film Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Robert Stephen Beecroft, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Egypt (2014-), United States Ambassador to Iraq (2012-2014), United States Ambassador to Jordan (2008-2011)
  • David Beecroft (b. 1960), American Soap Opera Digest Award nominated actor, known for All My Children (1970), One Life to Live (1968) and Shadowzone (1990)
  • Lucie Beecroft (b. 1996), English professional squash player
  • John Beecroft (1790-1854), English explorer, governor of Fernando Po and British Consul of the Bight of Benin and Biafra
  • Norma Marian Beecroft (b. 1934), Canadian composer, producer, broadcaster, and arts administrator
  • Paul Adrian Barlow Beecroft (b. 1947), British venture capitalist, former Chief Investment Officer of the private equity group Apax
  • Barry Beecroft (b. 1955), former Australian rules footballer
  • Kathleen Joan "Kate" Beecroft, Manx politician, Leader of the Liberal Vannin Party (2014-)
  • Bob Beecroft (b. 1952), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1970 to 1985
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beecroft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beecroft 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 1 June 2015 at 12:45.

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