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Where did the Borderlands Dacre family come from? What is the Borderlands Dacre family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dacre family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dacre family history?


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

First found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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, 1st , 1321, 1st , 1290, 1339, 1319, 1361, 1321, 1375, 1335, 1383, 1357, 1398, 1386, 1458, 1st , 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.


Another 203 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dacre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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

Dacre Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • 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


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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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.

This page was last modified on 7 March 2015 at 10:38.

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