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Crofoot Family History

Crofoot Surname Meaning

Scottish: variant of Crawford . English: variant of Crowfoot a nickname for someone with splayed feet or some other deformity of the foot from Old English crāwe ‘crow’ + fōt ‘foot’. In Middle English crou-fot also denoted the buttercup and it may be from this sense that the name arose although the reason for its adoption is unclear.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Croft, Crofton, Broadfoot, Root, Barefoot, Crofut, Croom, Proudfoot

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Where is the Crofoot family from?

You can see how Crofoot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crofoot family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crofoot families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Crofoot families living in Suffolk. This was about 71% of all the recorded Crofoot's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Crofoot families in 1891.
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What did your Crofoot ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crofoot. 26% of Crofoot men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Crofoot women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crofoot were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Crofoot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crofoot 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 353 immigration records available for the last name Crofoot. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Crofoot lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Crofoot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crofoot in 1956 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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