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Cockcroft Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place of this name, for example Cockcroft in Rishworth or Cock Croft in Bingley, both in West Yorkshire. They are named with Old English cocc ‘rooster’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’. In some cases it may be a topographic name with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Holdcroft, Howcroft, Barcroft, Beecroft, Croft, Ashcroft, Chalcraft

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Cockcroft Family Origin

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Cockcroft Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%
  • Braid Shop

    17%
  • Mft. Woolen

    17%

In 1880, the most common Cockcroft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Cockcroft's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Braid Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cockcroft. A less common occupation for the Cockcroft family was Mft. Woolen.

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Cockcroft Historical Records

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Cockcroft Life Expectancy

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