Meaning and Origin of: Bancroft

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Bean field

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various minor places called Bancroft, from Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.
  • John Bancroft came to MA on board the ‘James’ in 1632.