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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (also established in Ireland) : habitational name from for example Barcroft in Haworth, West Yorkshire, so named with Old English bere ‘barley’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.
  • This is the name of a family established in Ireland by William Barcroft (1612–96). They can be traced to the parish of Barcroft, Lancashire, in the reign of Henry III (1216–72).

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