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Crochfith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Crochfith is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a 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 Crochfith family

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

Early History of the Crochfith family

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Crochfith Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Crochfith family name include Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

Early Notables of the Crochfith family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Crochfith family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Crochfith surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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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