Crocker Family History
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