The English surname Crockford is an 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’. The earliest recorded reference to the name Crockford is in Warwickshire in 1251. Today, the leagest concentration of Crockfords in the UK is in Cornwall.
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