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Moorcroft Early Origins



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.

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Moorcroft Spelling Variations


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Moorcroft Spelling Variations



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

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Moorcroft Early History


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Moorcroft Early History



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.

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Moorcroft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moorcroft Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moorcroft Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorcroft In Ireland


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Moorcroft In Ireland



Some of the Moorcroft family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorcroft (post 1700)


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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


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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

Other References

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  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. 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.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Moorcroft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moorcroft 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 16 February 2017 at 15:28.

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