Acres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Acres family

The surname Acres was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in this region and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived. They were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Acres family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acres research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1597 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Acres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Acres Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Acre, Acry, Accre, Hacre, Acres and others.

Early Notables of the Acres family (pre 1700)

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Acres migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Acres Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Acres, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1656 [1]
  • John Acres, who landed in Maryland in 1672 [1]
  • Henry Acres (sometimes Ackers) who settled in Newbury Massachusetts in 1674, and married Hannah Silver
  • Henry Acres, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1674
  • Christopher Acres, who arrived in Barbados in 1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Acres Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Aaron Acres, who settled in Virginia in 1772
Acres Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Acres, who settled in New York in 1832

Acres migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Acres Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Esther Acres, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Acres migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Acres Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Acres, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Acres (post 1700)

  • Isabella Acres, American child actress
  • Mark Acres (b. 1962), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Birt Acres (1854-1918), American photographer and film pioneer
  • Peter Acres, English actor and musician
  • Basil Acres (1926-2000), English footballer
  • Adam Acres (1878-1955), Canadian politician

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Hooghly.htm
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