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The Crockfeard name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from 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.

Crockfeard Early Origins



The surname Crockfeard was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Crockfeard Spelling Variations


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Crockfeard Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Crockfeard has undergone many spelling variations, including Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

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Crockfeard Early History


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Crockfeard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crockfeard research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 121 and 1214 are included under the topic Early Crockfeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crockfeard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crockfeard Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Crockfeard were among those contributors: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Crockfeard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crockfeard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 May 2014 at 15:09.

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