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The history of the Crockford family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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.

Crockford Early Origins



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

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Crockford Spelling Variations


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Crockford Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Crockford include Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

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Crockford Early History


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Crockford Early History



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

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Crockford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crockford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Crockford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Crockford or a variant listed above:

Crockford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Crockford who landed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1651
  • James Crockford, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651
  • Robert Crockford, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Crockford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Crockford landed in Boston in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crockford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crockford (post 1700)



  • General Allen Crockford, World War II hero
  • Douglas Crockford, software developer for Yahoo!
  • Beryl Crockford (1950-2016), née Mitchell, English gold and silver medalist rower who represented Great Britain from 1975 to 1986
  • William Crockford (1775-1844), London gambling club proprietor
  • Harold Arthur Crockford (1893-1983), English footballer
  • Eric Bertram Crockford (1888-1958), British Olympic field hockey player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Crockford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crockford 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 15 September 2016 at 12:22.

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