Whitcroft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Whitcroft family

The surname Whitcroft was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat 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.

Early History of the Whitcroft family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitcroft research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Whitcroft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whitcroft Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wheatcroft, Whetcroft, Whetecroft, Wheatcraft, Wheetcroft, Whetcraft, Whitcroft, Witcroft, Whitecroft and many more.

Early Notables of the Whitcroft family (pre 1700)

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


United States Whitcroft migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitcroft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Whitcroft, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • John Whitcroft, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]
Whitcroft Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Whitcroft, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1810 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Whitcroft (post 1700) +

  • Greg Whitcroft (b. 1960), former Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in 1978
  • Frederick John "Fred" Whitcroft (1882-1931), Canadian ice hockey forward


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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