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The origins of the Crochfarte name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It 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.

Crochfarte Early Origins



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

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Crochfarte Early History


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Crochfarte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crochfarte research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 121 and 1214 are included under the topic Early Crochfarte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crochfarte Spelling Variations


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Crochfarte Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Crochfarte were recorded, including Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

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Crochfarte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crochfarte Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Crochfarte family emigrate to 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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