Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Holcroft was originally derived from a family having lived in the area of Holcroft in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Holcroft family
Lancashire where one of the first record of the name was Robert de Holecroft who was listed in the Assize Rolls in 1246. A few years later, John Holecroft was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"Lytham [a parish in Lancashire] is mentioned in the Domesday Survey under the name of Lidun. It early belonged, by gift of Richard Fitz-Roger, to the monks of Durham, and after the Reformation was granted to Sir Thomas Holcroft, whose descendant, Sir John, is said to have sold the property in 1606 to Sir Cuthbert Clifton, ancestor of the present lord of the manor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Holcroft family
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Holcroft Spelling Variations
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 Holcroft include Holcroft, Holcrofte, Howcroft, Hocroft and others.
Early Notables of the Holcroft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holcroft family to the New World and Oceana
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:
Holcroft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Holcroft Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Holcroft Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Holcroft (post 1700)
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