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From: "Lee Ramsey" <>
Subject: [Scotch-Irish] Fw: Crockett
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 12:29:03 -0400
Linda and List:
According to Websters Third International Dictionary the word "crocket" is middle english, and derives from Old North French croquet - a shepard's crook.
The curved wood also follows for the term "crocket" as an ornament used in the form of curved and bent folliage used on the edge of a gable or spire. This usage goes back to medievel architecture as a projecting ornament of foliage.
>From this it would seem that the surname Crockett could be an occupational name, but I have no sources for this.