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.
Early Origins of the Crockfeard family
The surname Crockfeard was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crockfeard family
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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.
Early Notables of the Crockfeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crockfeard family to the New World and Oceana
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..