Crockfarde is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once 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 Crockfarde family
The surname Crockfarde was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crockfarde family
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Crockfarde Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Crockfarde family name include Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crockfarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crockfarde family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Crockfarde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..