Greenacres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Greenacres family

The surname Greenacres 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]

Important Dates for the Greenacres family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenacres research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487 and 1901 are included under the topic Early Greenacres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greenacres Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Greenacres family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Greenacres family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


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