name Foxcrofte comes from when the family resided beside an enclosure or croft. The surname Foxcrofte is a
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.
border where one of the first records of the was found, namely Johannes de Fowscroft who was listed in the
Rolls of 1379.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Foxcrofte has been recorded under many different variations, including Foxcroft, Foxcrofte and others.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Foxcrofte or a variant listed above: Thomas Foxcroft who settled in Virginia in 1635.