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Crofton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Crofton, for example in Cumbria, Greater London (formerly in Kent), Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire. Most of these are named from Old English croft ‘paddock’, ‘vegetable garden’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but the one in Greater London probably has as its first element Old English cropp ‘swelling’, ‘mound’ (compare Cropper) and that in Lincolnshire Old English croh ‘saffron’ (from Latin crocus).

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

Similar surnames: Croxton, Croston, Colton, Crafton, Rowton, Broxton, Clopton, Croft

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Where is the Crofton family from?

You can see how Crofton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crofton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crofton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 35 Crofton families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Crofton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Crofton families in 1911.
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What did your Crofton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Crofton. 50% of Crofton men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Crofton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Crofton. For the veterans among your Crofton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crofton lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Crofton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crofton in 1961 was 69, and 56 in 2004.

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