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Ravenscroft Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Ravenscroft Families

  • Number of Ravenscroft families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ravenscroft families
     168 - 333
     57 - 167
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ravenscroft families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ravenscroft Family Origin

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Ravenscroft Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ravenscroft

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Ravenscroft Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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