Cockcroft or Cockroft is a surname. Notable people with the surname include::


  • Sir John Douglas Cockcroft (1897–1967), British nuclear physicist
  • Colin Cockcroft (1918–1987), South African military commander
  • Barry Cockcroft (1933–2001), British television documentary director
  • Barry Cockcroft (dentist), Chief Dental Officer (CDO) for England
  • George Cockcroft (born 1932), U.S. novelist who published under the name "Luke Rhinehart"
  • John Hoyle Cockcroft (born 1934), British Conservative politician
  • The Cockcroft Institute, a UK research centre for accelerator physics named after Sir John D. Cockcroft
  • Cockcroft, a lunar crater named after Sir John D. Cockcroft
  • William Cockcroft


  • Don Cockroft American football player
  • Hannah Cockroft (born 1992), British athlete, won Paralympics gold medal
  • Lana Coc-Kroft New Zealand television personality
  • Peter Cockroft British weather forecaster
  • Joe Cockroft English footballer
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Other articles related to "cockcroft":

Cockcroft Institute
... The Cockcroft Institute is an international centre for Accelerator Science and Technology (AST) in the UK ... is named after the Nobel prizewinner Sir John Cockcroft FRS ... The present director of the Cockcroft Institute is Swapan Chattopadhyay ...
Timoleon Vieta Come Home - Plot Introduction
... Timoleon lives with Cockcroft, a retired, gay composer, who lives in a run-down farmhouse in Umbria financed by the occasional royalties he receives from the theme ... a man claiming to be a Bosnian shows up at his door with a business card he says Cockcroft gave him in a bar in Florence Cockcroft often has such drunken weekends when he attempts to pick up men ... the occasional odd job and weekly fellatio Cockcroft puts him up, but Timoleon Vieta, who is a good judge of character, takes against the Bosnian, and the dislike is reciprocated ...
Mark Oliphant - Early Life and Family
... the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge alongside Timothy Cockcroft (1927-1929), the infant son of Sir John Cockcroft and Lady Elizabeth Cockcroft, who were also later interred in the same plot ...
Cockcroft–Walton Generator
... The Cockcroft–Walton (CW) generator, or multiplier, is an electric circuit which generates a high DC voltage from a low voltage AC or pulsing DC input ... It was named after the British and Irish physicists John Douglas Cockcroft and Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton, who in 1932 used this circuit design to power their particle accelerator, performing ... Today Cockcroft-Walton circuits are still used in particle accelerators, but also in many everyday electronic devices that require high voltages, such as x-ray machines, television sets, and photocopiers ...