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The origins of the Halfacre name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived on the piece of land that was termed halfacre. In medieval times the halfacre referred to the measurement of half a hide. This local surname referred to the place where the original bearers actually lived.

Halfacre Early Origins



The surname Halfacre was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Halfacre Spelling Variations


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Halfacre Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Halfacre were recorded, including Halfacre, Halfacree, Halfacr, Helfakere and others.

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Halfacre Early History


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Halfacre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halfacre research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1297 and 1333 are included under the topic Early Halfacre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halfacre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halfacre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halfacre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Halfacre family emigrate to North America: family members who sailed to North America in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and who made considerable impact on the New World society.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halfacre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halfacre (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Halfacre, award winning American Northwest visual artist
  • Robert Gordon Halfacre, American author and scientist
  • Ronald C Halfacre, Judge of the Supreme Court of South Carolina

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Halfacre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halfacre Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 October 2014 at 16:17.

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