I haven’t come across this site before but William Dargue’s – A History of Birmingham Places & Placenames has some fantastic information and pictures of Acocks Green on it.
It seems the Acock’s family gave us our name but actually they lived a bit further down the road! As Dargue explains: “The change of location of Acocks Green took place as a result of the surveys which were undertaken in preparation for the cutting of the Birmingham & Warwick Canal in 1792. The mapmaker mistakenly applied the name Acocks Green to the hamlet of Westley Brook.”
We’ll probably stick with it for now though eh? Although I’ve had some funny looks/ comments when giving someone my address who lives outside of Brum. “A … cocks … green?!”