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Dacre Montgomery (b. 1994), Australian actor known for his role as Billy on Stranger Things.
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Dacre is an old family name of the Watson family from West Cumberland. My son, uncle, cousin, grand father etc are all called Dacre.
We tracked its origin down to an ancestor John Watson who married a Mary Daker in the late 18th century. They called their son Daker and two generations later it had morphed to Dacre. [noted -ed]
Dacre Stoker is the great-grandnephew of Bram, the author of Dracula. Charlotte Dacre (born Charlotte King) wrote early Gothic novels, in particular Zofloya (1806).
Pronounced DAY-ker (to rhyme with 'maker').
This was once most common in the north of England especially Yorkshire and parts of Lancashire. A family surname for me, I must admit I'm sad to see it being used on a girl. I had better not tell my grandmother. :)
I know this is historically a masculine name. However, it was my grandmother's middle name, and is now my daughter's first name.
Actually the old Celtic word "Dacre", derives from the ancient Greek word "Dakry" (pronounced "Dakree" in Greek). It meant "drop" in ancient Greek, it means "teardrop" in modern Greek.
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