Bancroft Family History

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Bancroft Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bancroft, from Old English bean ‘beans’ (a collective singular) + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Barcroft, Beecroft, Rycroft, Haycraft, Croft, Ashcroft, Howcroft

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Bancroft Family Origin

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Bancroft Family Occupations

What did your Bancroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bancroft. A less common occupation for the Bancroft family was Clergyman. The most common Bancroft occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Bancroft's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Clergyman


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Bancroft Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Bancroft ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Bancroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Bancroft lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, Bancroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bancroft in 1949 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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