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The Anglo-Saxon name Crochfithay comes from the family having resided 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.

Crochfithay Early Origins



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

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Crochfithay Early History


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Crochfithay Early History



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

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Crochfithay Spelling Variations


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Crochfithay Spelling Variations



Crochfithay has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

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Crochfithay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crochfithay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Crochfithays to arrive on North American shores: 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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