surname Greenacre was derived from the expression "of the green acre" or "green acres." Literally the name means "green field."
at Twiston, a township, in the chapelry of Downham, parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe, Higher division of the
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."
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of this family name include: Greenacres, Greenaker, Geenakers, Grinacres, Grinakers, Grenacres and many more.