Bancroft

biographical name (1)
Ban·​croft | \ ˈban-ˌkrȯft How to pronounce Bancroft (audio) , ˈbaŋ-\

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George 1800–1891 American historian

Bancroft

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Definition of Bancroft (Entry 2 of 2)

Richard 1544–1610 archbishop of Canterbury (1604–10)

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