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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English

Meaning & History

Surname of Anglo- Saxon origin. Topographical or locational surname
Topographical- "the dweller at the cold croft" - "denoting residence by the calves's croft"
Locational/ Habitational- Chalcroft in Hampshire derived from pre 7th century Olde English- ceald or cealf- calf + croft enclosure.

First recorded spelling of the name is shown to be that of Thomas de Chalvecroft (witness), which was dated 1272, in the "Hampshire Assize Rolls", during the reign of King Edward 1.
Added 2/21/2023 by MeiLing