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Bancroft meaning and name origin
Bancroft \b(a)-ncro-ft, ban(c)-roft\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bancroft is "field of beans". One of the Anglo-Saxon place names used as given names to refer to simple, homely agricultural landmarks. Huwe Howe Bancroft was a prominent historian in the western America whose collection forms the nucleus of the Bancroft Library of the University of California.
Bancroft has 5 variant forms: Ban, Bancrofft, Banfield, Bank and Binky.
Popularity of Bancroft
Bancroft is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5890 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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