John George CROFT

Brief Life History of John George

When John George CROFT was born in 1880, in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John William Croft, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann West, was 23. He lived in Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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John William Croft
Mary Ann West
John George CROFT
Walter Croft
Arthur Croft
Ernest Croft
Amy Croft
William Croft
Ellen Croft

Sources (3)

  • John George Croft in household of John Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John George Croft in household of John Wm Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John George Croft in household of William Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, for example in Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Herefordshire, and North Yorkshire, all named with Old English croft ‘small arable enclosure (normally adjoining a house)’, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a croft, from Middle English croft.

English: possibly in some cases a variant of Craft 2.

Americanized form of German, Danish, Swedish, or Jewish Kraft . Compare Kroft and Craft .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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