The ancestry of the name Crockfords dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Crockfords family
The surname Crockfords was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Crockfords family
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Crockfords Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Crockfords have been found, including Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.
Early Notables of the Crockfords family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crockfords family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Crockfords, 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..