The name Crochfork is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes 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 Crochfork family
The surname Crochfork was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crochfork family
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Crochfork 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 Crochfork were recorded, including Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crochfork family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crochfork family to the New World and Oceana
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 Crochfork 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..