surname Greenacre was derived from the expression "of the green acre" or "green acres." Literally the name means "green field."
Early Origins of the Greenacre family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Greenacre family
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Greenacre Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Greenacres, Greenaker, Geenakers, Grinacres, Grinakers, Grenacres and many more.
Early Notables of the Greenacre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greenacre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Greenacre Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Sarah Greenacre, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARINER 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Mariner.htm
Greenacre Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Greenacre, aged 39, a farmer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
- Sarah Greenacre, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
- William Greenacre, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1843
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) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) Walter Greenacre. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Greenacre/Walter_Douglas_Campbell/Great_Britain.html