The ancestors of the name Crochforthy date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Crochforthy family
The surname Crochforthy was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crochforthy family
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Crochforthy Spelling Variations
Crochforthy 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. Many variations of the name Crochforthy have been found, including Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crochforthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crochforthy family to the New World and Oceana
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 Crochforthys 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..