The origins of the Crochforthay name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Crochforthay was originally derived from a family having 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 Crochforthay family
The surname Crochforthay was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crochforthay family
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Crochforthay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Crochforthay include Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crochforthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crochforthay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..