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What does Bancroft mean?

Bancroft Pronunciation of Bancroft as a boys' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ba-, old english


VARIANTS Ban, Bancrofft, Banfield, Bank, Binky



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How popular is Bancroft?

Bancroft is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5939 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bancroft has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bancroft name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bannoch, Bannock, Baret, Barnet, Baron, Baronet, Barrat, Barratt, Barret, Barrett, Barron, Barrt, Bart, Bartt (see Bart), Bascom, Benoit, Bianco, Blanco, Croft, Rycroft and Ryecroft (see Rycroft). These names tend to be more frequently used than Bancroft.

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