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Crofts Family History

Crofts Name Meaning

English: variant of Croft.

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


Similar surnames: Crafts, Croft, Craft, Crooms, Crofut, Crofton, Coats, Groft, Crees

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Where is the Crofts family from?

You can see how Crofts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crofts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crofts families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Crofts families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Crofts's in USA. New York had the highest population of Crofts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crofts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crofts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crofts. 21% of Crofts men worked as a Farmer and 41% of Crofts women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crofts were Machinist and Clerk. .

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    41%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Crofts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crofts census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Crofts. 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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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Crofts. For the veterans among your Crofts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crofts lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Crofts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Crofts in 1946 was 37, and 63 in 2004.

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