Crofton Family History
Crofton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places called Crofton, for example in Cumbria, Greater London (formerly in Kent), Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire. Most of these are named from Old English croft ‘paddock’, ‘vegetable garden’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but the one in Greater London probably has as its first element Old English cropp ‘swelling’, ‘mound’ (compare Cropper) and that in Lincolnshire Old English croh ‘saffron’ (from Latin crocus).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press