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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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. 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).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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 29 January 2017 at 04:12.

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