name Crockferd comes from when the family resided 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 Crockferd family
The surname Crockferd was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crockferd family
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Crockferd Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Crockferd has been recorded under many different variations, including Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crockferd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crockferd family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Crockferd or a variant listed above: 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..