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Roycroft Name Meaning

English (Cheshire and Lancashire): from Middle English rie ‘rye’ + croft ‘croft small plot of land’ (Old English ryge + croft). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived by a croft where rye was grown or habitational for someone from any of the minor places so named including five examples of Ryecroft in Yorkshire (in Bingley Ossett Rawmarsh Tong and Wooldale) Ryecroft in Warmingham (Cheshire) Ryecroft Farm in Whittlesford (Cambridgeshire) and Ryecroft in Warslow (Staffordshire). This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Raycraft, Rycroft, Craycroft, Cockroft, Craft, Maycroft, Olcott

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Where is the Roycroft family from?

You can see how Roycroft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roycroft family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roycroft families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 24 Roycroft families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Roycroft's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roycroft families in 1911.
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What did your Roycroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farming was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Roycroft. 50% of Roycroft men worked as a Farming. .

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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

  • Farming
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Roycroft. For the veterans among your Roycroft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roycroft lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roycroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Roycroft in 1963 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

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