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The local surname Greenacre was derived from the expression "of the green acre" or "green acres." Literally the name means "green field."

Greenacre Early Origins



The surname Greenacre was first found in Lancashire at Twiston, a township, in the chapelry of Downham, parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn. "In the 1st of Edward III., when the Hall existed, the property was possessed by Richard de Greenacres; a successor of whom, Sir Richard Greenacres, left a daughter that married into the Worsley family, through whom the estate passed to the family of Starkie." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Greenacre Spelling Variations


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Greenacre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenacres, Greenaker, Geenakers, Grinacres, Grinakers, Grenacres and many more.

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Greenacre Early History


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Greenacre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenacre research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487 and 1901 are included under the topic Early Greenacre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenacre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenacre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greenacre 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greenacre Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Greenacre arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847

Greenacre Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Greenacre, aged 39, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Sarah Greenacre, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • William Greenacre landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenacre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenacre (post 1700)



  • Phyllis Greenacre (1894-1989), American psychoanalyst and physician, managing director of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Chris Greenacre (b. 1977), English footballer
  • Brigadier Walter Douglas Campbell Greenacre (1900-1978), British Brigadier General (1951-03-01)

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Greenacre Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Greenacre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenacre 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 26 February 2016 at 13:29.

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