In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Crocfithey surname lived in Crockford, a remote village in the county of Oxford. This place-name is derived from the Old English word Cocford,
which referred to those individuals who lived by the ford of potters.
Early Origins of the Crocfithey family
The surname Crocfithey was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crocfithey family
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Crocfithey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Crocfithey are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Crocfithey include: Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crocfithey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crocfithey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Crocfithey or a variant listed above: James Crockford who landed in Boston, Massachusetts, in the year 1651; and started a family from which many of the North American Crockfords are descended. Another John Crockford landed in 1750..