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Crocker Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy, France, called Crèvecoeur (‘heartbreak’), from Old French creve(r) ‘to break or destroy’, ‘to die’ + ceur ‘heart’, a reference to the infertility and unproductiveness of the land. English: occupational name for a potter, Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crock ‘pot’ (Old English croc(ca)). Americanized spelling of German Krocker.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cocker, Rocker, Crooker, Crock, Locker, Fricker, Cromer, Crackel

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Where is the Crocker family from?

You can see how Crocker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crocker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crocker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 161 Crocker families living in Massachusetts. This was about 28% of all the recorded Crocker's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Crocker families in 1840.
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What did your Crocker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crocker. 16% of Crocker men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Crocker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crocker were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 186,000 census records available for the last name Crocker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crocker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Crocker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Crocker. For the veterans among your Crocker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crocker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Crocker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Crocker in 1942 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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