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Moorcroft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Moorcroft family


The surname Moorcroft was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Moorcroft family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moorcroft research.
Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1528, 1548 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Moorcroft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moorcroft Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Moorcroft, Moorecroft, Morecroft, Morecrofte and others.

Early Notables of the Moorcroft family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Moorcroft family to Ireland


Some of the Moorcroft family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Moorcroft family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moorcroft Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Moorcroft, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Joseph Moorcroft, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Catherine Moorcroft, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONDOR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Condor.htm
  • John Moorcroft, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONDOR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Condor.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Moorcroft (post 1700)


  • Nick Moorcroft (b. 1979), English screenwriter and film producer
  • David Robert Moorcroft MBE, OBE (b. 1953), former English middle and long distance runner
  • William Moorcroft (1767-1825), English explorer
  • William Moorcroft (1872-1945), English potter, from Staffordshire who won many prizes for his work in Paris, Brussels and America. He was appointed potter to the crown in 1928
  • Gary Moorcroft (b. 1976), Australian rules football player

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONDOR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Condor.htm

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