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Origin of Crockett

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Origin of Crockett, Meaning of Crockett

Origin: This name, while not an unusual one, is nevertheless not easy to the etymologist, who strives from internal evidence to discover its meaning and origin. It is quite possible that the name has something to do with the verb 'croke,' which occurs in the motto of one of the families in Britain bearing the name. The name is well known in Scotland and may have had its origin either in Gaelic or in the Scotch dialect of English. Various forms of the name are Crokett, Crockat and Crockett. The arms of one of the families in Britain bearing the name are described heraldically: Argent, three Cornish choughs ppr. Crest--A Cornish chough ppr. Motto--Crow not, croke not.%0a%0aJoseph Crockett, the immigrant ancestor of the Crockett family, was born probably in England or Scotland, and settled in Wytheville county, Virginia. He was the brother of John Crockett, who settled in Tazewell county, Virginia, and also of David Crockett, who settled in Tennessee. The three brothers came together from an English port to this country.
Surnames: Crockett, Crockat, Crockett
Submitted by: History of West Virginia

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