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Greenleaf Family History

Greenleaf Name Meaning
English: from Old English grene ‘green’ + leaf ‘leaf’, presumably applied as a nickname, the significance of which is now lost.Jewish (American): English translation of the Ashkenazic ornamental surname Grünblatt, a compound of German grün + Blatt ‘leaf’.

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

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6,493 Military Records
1,768 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Greenleaf Families

  • Number of Greenleaf families
     72 - 141
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Greenleaf families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Greenleaf last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Greenleaf Family Origin

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Greenleaf Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Greenleaf

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Greenleaf Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Greenleaf Civil War Service Records

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