Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the estate of Meadowcroft, which was in the parish of Middleton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Medicraft belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Medicraft family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. Meadowcroft is a small estate in the parish of Middleton near Manchester.
Early History of the Medicraft family
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Medicraft Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Medicraft has undergone many spelling variations, including Meddowcroft, Meaddowcroft, Meducroft, Medowcroft, Meadowcroft, Meadowcraft, Middowcroft, Miducroft, Midowcroft, Midducroft, Medcroft and many more.
Early Notables of the Medicraft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Medicraft family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Medicraft were among those contributors: Mary Meadowcraft who settled in New York State with two children in 1821; Charles Meadowcraft settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877; Charles, James, John, and Joseph Meadowcroft settled in Philadelphia beween 1850 and 1878.
Contemporary Notables of the name Medicraft (post 1700)
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