surname Grenacre was derived from the expression "of the green acre" or "green acres." Literally the name means "green field."
Early Origins of the Grenacre family
The surname Grenacre 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 Grenacre family
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Grenacre Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Greenacres, Greenaker, Geenakers, Grinacres, Grinakers, Grenacres and many more.
Early Notables of the Grenacre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grenacre family to the New World and Oceana
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..