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The Medicraft name has descended through the generations from the ancient 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.

Medicraft Early Origins



The surname Medicraft was first found in 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.

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Medicraft Spelling Variations


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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.

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Medicraft Early History


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Medicraft Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medicraft research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1581 are included under the topic Early Medicraft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Medicraft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Medicraft Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Medicraft Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Medicraft (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Medicraft (post 1700)



  • R. H. Medicraft, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 63rd District, 1899-1900

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. 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).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Medicraft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medicraft 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 4 November 2015 at 10:08.

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