First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Bean field
First name variations: Bankroft, Bancrofft
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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