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The ancestors of the Foxcroft surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived beside an enclosure or croft. The surname Foxcroft is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.

Foxcroft Early Origins



The surname Foxcroft was first found in Lancashire near the Yorkshire border where one of the first records of the was found, namely Johannes de Fowscroft who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Foxcroft Spelling Variations


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Foxcroft Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Foxcroft include Foxcroft, Foxcrofte and others.

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Foxcroft Early History


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Foxcroft Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foxcroft research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1715, 1665, 1668, 1670, 1697 and 1769 are included under the topic Early Foxcroft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foxcroft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foxcroft Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foxcroft 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Foxcroft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Foxcroft who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Francis Foxcroft, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679

Foxcroft Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Foxcroft, who arrived in New York in 1790

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foxcroft (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foxcroft (post 1700)



  • Ron Foxcroft (b. 1945), Canadian businessman and former basketball referee, Chairman, Founder & CEO of Fox 40 International and CEO & Chairman of the Fluke Transportation Group
  • Captain Charles Talbot Foxcroft (1868-1929), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Bath (1918-1923) and (1924-1929)
  • Robert Foxcroft (1934-2009), Canadian fencer at the 1964 and 1972 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. 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).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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