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The surname Dacre was first found in Cumberland at Dacre, a parish, in the union of Penrith, Leath ward. The village dates back to c. 1125 when it was first listed as Dacor and was so named from the stream called Dacre Beck, a Celtic river-name meaning "the tircking one." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"A monastery existed here in the time of Bede; and at this place Constantine, King of Scotland, and Eugenius, King of Cumberland, placed themselves and their dominions under the authority of Athelstan. Dacre Castle was long the residence of an ancient and noble family of that name: the main body of it, consisting principally of four towers, of excellent workmanship, remains in a very perfect state." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Dacre is also a township in North Yorkshire but is significantly smaller. However, the chapelry of Skelmersdale in Lancashire was also an ancient homestead of this distinguished family. "At the time of the Domesday Survey, this place was held by Uctred; and William Dacre subsequently held the manor under Thomas, Earl of Lancaster." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
" The manor [of Fishwick, Lancashire] was in the possession of the Dacre family in the reign of Edward I." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dacre, Dacker, Daker, Dakers, Dacres, Dakre and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dacre research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1272, 1278, 1307, 1321, 1290, 1339, 1319, 1361, 1321, 1375, 1335, 1383, 1357, 1398, 1386, 1458, 1485, 1464, 1525, 1485, 1497, 1563, 1526, 1566, 1587, 1668, 1609 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Dacre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family at this time was Ralph Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre (c. 1290-1339); William Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre (1319-1361); Ralph Dacre, 3rd Baron Dacre (1321-1375); Hugh Dacre, 4th Baron Dacre (1335-1383); William Dacre, 5th Baron Dacre (1357-1398); Thomas Dacre, 6th Baron Dacre (1386-1458); Humphrey Dacre, 1st Baron Dacre (d...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dacre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dacre Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harriet Dacre, aged 22, who settled in America from London, in 1904
  • Mary Dacre, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Monesteyevan, Ireland, in 1907
  • Sarah Dacre, aged 50, who landed in America from Leeds, England, in 1909
  • Thomas C. Dacre, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Cleator Moor, England, in 1910
  • Stanley Dacre, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
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Dacre Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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  • Susan Isabel Dacre (1844-1933), English artist from Warwickshire
  • James Dacre, British theatre director
  • Charlotte Dacre (1771-1825), English author of Gothic novels
  • Paul Michael Dacre (b. 1948), British journalist, editor of the British newspaper the Daily Mail
  • Charlotte Dacre (1782-1841), English author
  • Harry Dacre (1860-1922), English songwriter
  • Charles Christian Ralph "Ces" Dacre (1899-1975), New Zealand cricket player
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Forte en loyalte
Motto Translation: Strong in loyalty.

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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Dacre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dacre 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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