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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, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm
  • Joseph Beecroft, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BRANKEN MOOR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849BrankenMoor.htm

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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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 29 January 2017 at 04:12.

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