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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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Crofton Family Origin

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Crofton Family Occupations

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  • Clerk

    13%
  • Gentleman

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Moulder

    13%

In 1881, Clerk, Gentleman and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crofton. A less common occupation for the Crofton family was Moulder. The most common Crofton occupation in Canada was Clerk. 13% of Crofton's were Clerks.

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Crofton Historical Records

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Crofton Life Expectancy

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