This English surname is a variant of Oxcroft, of toponymic origin, referring to the name of a "croft with oxen", the toponym associates the bearer of the name with some distinctive feature of his local landscape or area which itself is easily recognisable, thus affording him a suitable means of identy in his local community. There are places existing today in Cheshire and Derbyshire bearing the names Oscroft, and Oxcroft respectively. The earliest references to the surname or a variant date back to year 1273, when the Hundred Rolls for the county of Suffolk recorded the name of Stephen de Oxecroft, and in 1327 the name of Thomas de Oxcroft appeared in the Subsidy Rolls for the county of Derbyshire. In the year 1746 the wedding of John Brand to Margaret Oscroft was recorded at St. George's chapel, Mayfair, London. In sporting circles the name Oscroft has been synonymous with Nottinghamshire cricket since the year 1890, when an Oscroft first played for the Nottingham Shire team. Since the surname is not included in the records of arms granted, the surname bears the Arms of England.
MOTTO : Diey et mon Droit. Meaning : God and my right.