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The name Croketforde first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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.

Croketforde Early Origins



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

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Croketforde Spelling Variations


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Croketforde Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Croketforde has appeared include Crockford, Crockfords, Crocford, Crochford and many more.

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Croketforde Early History


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Croketforde Early History



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

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Croketforde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Croketforde Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Croketforde 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Croketforde arrived in North America very early: 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



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Croketforde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Croketforde 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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