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Crocforthy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Crocforthy family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Crocforthy comes from when the family 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 Crocforthy family

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

Early History of the Crocforthy family

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Crocforthy Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Crocforthy has appeared include Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

Early Notables of the Crocforthy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crocforthy family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Crocforthy arrived in North America very early: 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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