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Acres is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Acres family lived in the county of Cumberland. This surname was a local name meaning the dweller at the acre, or the dweller at the plot of arable land.

Acres Early Origins



The surname Acres was first found in the county of Cumberland, where they were descended from one of two noble houses, the Lords D'Acre, called D'Acres of the North, and Lord D'Acre of Herstmonceux, called D'Acres of the South. Both of these noble branches originally settled at Dacre in Cumberland.

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Acres Spelling Variations


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Acres Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Acres family name include Acre, Acres, Aker, Eaker, Eakers, Aiker, Aikers, Aikerson, Aker, Akers, Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst and many more.

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Acres Early History


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Acres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acres research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1379, 1346, 1614, 1692, 1660, 1661, 1619 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Acres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Acres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Acres Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Anthony Aucher, 1st Baronet (1614-1692), an English politician from Bishopsbourne, Kent, Member of Parliament for Canterbury (1660-1661), a...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Acres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Acres family to immigrate North America:

Acres Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Acres, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1656
  • John Acres, who landed in Maryland in 1672
  • 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 came to New York in 1832

Acres Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Esther Acres, who came to Ontario in 1871

Acres Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Acres arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Acres (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Acres (post 1700)



  • Mark Acres (b. 1962), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Isabella Acres (b. 2001), American child actress
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Acres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Acres Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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