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« on: Sunday 01 March 15 19:08 GMT (UK) »
As far as can be seen all Mocrofts descend from Alfred Mocroft who was born Alfred Morcroft born in 1829 in Derbyshire. When he came to the Midlands around 1853/54 he dropped the "r". He is from the Morecrofts of Derbyshire possibly Potters. I would like to hear from anyone descending from Alfred Mocroft.
Lounds/Loundes/Lowns/Lownds/Lowndes
Kendrick
Martin/Mocroft/Moorcroft
Finch/Boden/Brazenhall
Cadman/Vanes
Beddard/Goodman
Innocent
Dudley, Willenhall, Mancetter, Atherstone

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Re: MOCROFT
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 March 15 23:50 GMT (UK) »
As far as can be seen all Mocrofts descend from Alfred Mocroft who was born Alfred Morcroft born in 1829 in Derbyshire. When he came to the Midlands around 1853/54

Alfred was b Derbyshire which is in the Midlands????

Do you mean he was b East midlands and went to West Midlands 1853/4???

Also is it not possible Mocroft was just a transcription error ?

1861 census he is Moorcroft
1871 Mocroft
1881 Moorcroft

there is a burial 14 Apr 1888 Brierley Hill Alfred Moorcroft????

In my family the surname was constantly mistranscribed -so much so that one great uncle married 3 times each time his surname being spelt differently
I have cousins near to where I live and they kept one of the mistranscribed names

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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: MOCROFT
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 March 15 00:01 GMT (UK) »
Alfred married in 1854 Staffs in the name of Morecroft??

Suz
Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: MOCROFT
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 March 15 19:34 GMT (UK) »
I am sorry I did mean to put the West Midlands as you correctly say Derbyshire is the East Midlands.

Mocroft may have been an error initially (maybe due to accents), However everyone who came from him, who I have found so far, including my Grandmother have used Mocroft not Morecroft.

Yes he was Morecroft when he married then from there it was Mocroft.

I have also about 9 spelling for one of my surnames, I think this is more unique that the name adapted to the surroundings and is still used as Mocroft today. However, all the relatives in Derbyshire still use the Morecroft/ Moorcroft surname. In The West Midlands it is said as Mocroft.
Lounds/Loundes/Lowns/Lownds/Lowndes
Kendrick
Martin/Mocroft/Moorcroft
Finch/Boden/Brazenhall
Cadman/Vanes
Beddard/Goodman
Innocent
Dudley, Willenhall, Mancetter, Atherstone

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Re: MOCROFT
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 March 15 11:18 GMT (UK) »
There are some Mocrofts in Lancashire too -which looks like more mistranscription/misspellings etc

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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: MOCROFT
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 March 15 19:14 GMT (UK) »
Ty that is very helpful x
Lounds/Loundes/Lowns/Lownds/Lowndes
Kendrick
Martin/Mocroft/Moorcroft
Finch/Boden/Brazenhall
Cadman/Vanes
Beddard/Goodman
Innocent
Dudley, Willenhall, Mancetter, Atherstone