as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when Richard de Whatecroft held estates in that shire.
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of this family name include: Wheatcroft, Whetcroft, Whetecroft, Wheatcraft, Wheetcroft, Whetcraft, Whitcroft, Witcroft, Whitecroft and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Wheatcroft, who arrived in Jamaica in 1731; William Wheatcroft, who was on record in New York in 1812 as a British Alien during the War of 1812.