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Crocforth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Crocforth is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Crocforth family

The surname Crocforth was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Crocforth family

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Crocforth Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Crocforth has been spelled many different ways, including Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

Early Notables of the Crocforth family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crocforth family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Crocforths to arrive in North America: 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..

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