Howcroft Family History

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Howcroft Name Meaning

English (mainly south Lancashire): habitational name from some place named as a smallholding (see Croft) on the spur of a hill (see Huff), e.g. Howcroft in Rimington, West Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Holdcroft, Cockcroft, Barcroft, Ashcroft, Beecroft, Haycraft, Croft

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Howcroft Family Origin

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Howcroft Family Occupations

What did your Howcroft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bookkeeper and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howcroft. The most common Howcroft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Howcroft's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Howcroft family was House Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Bookkeeper

  • Coal Miner

  • House Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Howcroft ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Howcroft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Howcroft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howcroft census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Howcroft. 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 Card

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

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Howcroft Life Expectancy

What is the average Howcroft lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Howcroft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Howcroft in 1957 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howcroft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howcroft ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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