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Linacre is an English surname that derives from the Old English words Lin meaning flax and Aecer meaning cultivated field.
The surname was first found in Cheshire where they were Lords of the manor. In the Domesday Book a Godwin de Linacra is listed as a Norman Baron.
Lynacre Coat of Arms
The Linacre family was also prominent in the villages of Hackenthorpe and Eckington in Derbyshire in the 13th and 14th Centuries
Over time, the name has been spelt a variety of different ways including: Linaker, Linneker, Liniker, Linnecar, Leneker, Linnegar, Lineker, Lynaker, Lynacre, Lynneker and Lenniker
People that bear the surname include:
Billy Linacre (born 1924), English footballer
Sir Gordon Linacre (1920–2015), Royal Air Force officer, afterwards journalist and press baron
Harry Linacre (1880–1957), English footballer
John Linacre (born 1955), English footballer
Thomas Linacre (c.1460–1524), English humanist scholar
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