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Greenan Family History

Greenan Name Meaning
Irish (mainly Cavan and Sligo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Grianáin ‘descendant of Grianán’, probably from a diminutive of grian ‘sun’, grianach ‘sunny’, ‘cheerful’.Scottish: habitational name from either of two places so named in Strathclyde region, probably named with the same word.

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

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2,146 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Greenan Families

  • Number of Greenan families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Greenan families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Greenan families
     44 - 85
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Greenan Family Origin

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Greenan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Greenan

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Greenan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Greenan census records

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Greenan Civil War Service Records

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