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Some Famous People with the surname of Bancroft

Wikipedia George Bancroft (October 3, 1800 ? January 17, 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level.
Wikipedia Archbishop Richard Bancroft, DD, BD, MA, BA (1544 ? 2 November 1610), Archbishop of Canterbury and the "chief overseer" of the production of the authorized version of the Bible.
Wikipedia Sir Squire Bancroft (14 May 1841 ? 19 April 1926), born Squire White Butterfield, was an English actor and manager.
Wikipedia Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 ? June 6, 2005) was an American actress associated with the method school of acting.
Wikipedia David James "Beauty" Bancroft (April 20, 1891 ? October 9, 1972) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1930.
Wikipedia Ann Bancroft (born 29 September 1955 in Mendota Heights, Minnesota) is an American author, teacher, and adventurer.
Wikipedia Edward Bancroft (9 January 1744 ? 8 September 1821) was an American physician and double-agent spy during the American Revolution.
Wikipedia Joseph Bancroft (born 21 February, 1836 ? died 16 June, 1894) was a surgeon and parasitologist born in England, who emigrated to Australia.
Wikipedia Aaron Bancroft (10 November, 1755 ? 19 August, 1839) was an American clergyman.
Wikipedia Marie Effie Wilton, Lady Bancroft (1840 ? 1921) was an English actress and theatre manager.
Wikipedia Francis Carter Bancroft (May 9, 1846 - March 30 1921) was an American manager in Major League Baseball for the Worcester Ruby Legs, Detroit Wolverines, Cleveland Blues, Providence Grays, Indianapolis Hoosiers, and Cincinnati Reds of the National League, as well as the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association.
Wikipedia Tom Bancroft (born 1967 in London) is a jazz drummer and composer.
Wikipedia Aaron Bancroft (born 1985) is a NZ rugby union player (centre), currently playing for Otago in the Air New Zealand Cup.
Wikipedia Steve Bancroft (born October 6, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player.
Wikipedia Thomas Bancroft was a minor 17th-century poet from Swarkestone in South Derbyshire he was an associate of James Shirley and Sir Aston Cockayne.
Wikipedia Jack Bancroft (9 October, 1879 ? 7 January, 1942), born John Bancroft, was a Welsh cricketer, and rugby union international.
Wikipedia Henry Hugh Bancroft (29 February 1904 ? 11 September 1988)was a British organist and composer who was organist of fiveHe was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire,and studied music with E.
Wikipedia Billy Bancroft (1871?1959) was a Welsh international who played club rugby for Swansea and a county cricketer for Glamorgan, becoming their first professional player in 1895.
Wikipedia James Frederick Bancroft (August 5, 1855 ? September 3, 1929) was a Canadian educator.