Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their 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 Crocketfork family
Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crocketfork family
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Crocketfork Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Crocketfork include Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crocketfork family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crocketfork family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Crocketfork were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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