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Green Family History

Green Name Meaning
English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grene) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen).Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey.North German: short form of a habitational name from a place name with Gren- as the first element (for example Greune, Greubole).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Green Families

  • Number of Green families
     2,628 - 5,253
     877 - 2,627
     1 - 876
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Green families
     6,343 - 12,683
     2,115 - 6,342
     1 - 2,114
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Green families
     443 - 884
     148 - 442
     1 - 147
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Green Family Origin

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Green Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Green

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Green Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Green Civil War Service Records

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