Show ContentsGrenniker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The local surname Grenniker was derived from the expression "of the green acre" or "green acres." Literally the name means "green field." [1]

Early Origins of the Grenniker family

The surname Grenniker 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." [2]

Richard de Grenacres, recorded 6 Edward III, (in the sixth year of Edward III's reign) was recorded in the Oldham Guardian, "Old Homesteads." [3]

In Scotland, the name was principally found in Aberdeen where it was originally from England. [4]

Early History of the Grenniker family

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Grenniker Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Grenniker family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Grenniker 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. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3) on Facebook