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Crofton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Crofton for example in Cumbria Greater London (formerly in Kent) Hampshire Lincolnshire Wiltshire and Yorkshire. Most of these are named from Old English croft ‘paddock vegetable garden’ + tūn ‘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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Where is the Crofton family from?

You can see how Crofton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crofton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crofton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Crofton families living in Kentucky. This was about 36% of all the recorded Crofton's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Crofton families in 1840.
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What did your Crofton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crofton. 25% of Crofton men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Crofton women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crofton were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Laundress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Crofton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Crofton. For the veterans among your Crofton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crofton lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Crofton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crofton in 1961 was 69, and 56 in 2004.

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