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Crockford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Crockford Bridge in the parish of Chertsey, Surrey. The place name is of uncertain origin; the first element may be Old English croc(ca) ‘pot’, used of a hollow in the ground or of a place where potsherds were found; the second is Old English ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Rochford, Stockford, Bickford, Crocker, Beckford, Crawford, Croxford

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Where is the Crockford family from?

You can see how Crockford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crockford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crockford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Crockford families living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Crockford's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Crockford families in 1840.
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What did your Crockford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crockford. 23% of Crockford men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Crockford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Crockford. For the veterans among your Crockford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crockford lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Crockford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Crockford in 1954 was 41, and 65 in 2004.

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