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Ravenscroft Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ravenscroft, a place in Cheshire, named from the genitive case of the Old English byname Hræfn ‘raven’ + Old English croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.

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


Similar surnames: Ravenscraft, Bancroft, Wheatcroft, Beecroft, Barcroft, Davenport

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Ravenscroft Family Origin

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Ravenscroft Family Occupations

What did your Ravenscroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ravenscroft family was Teamster. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ravenscroft. The most common Ravenscroft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Ravenscroft's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Teamster

    5%

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Ravenscroft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ravenscroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ravenscroft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ravenscroft. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ravenscroft. For the veterans among your Ravenscroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ravenscroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Ravenscroft lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ravenscroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ravenscroft in 1947 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ravenscroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ravenscroft ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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