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Greenwell Family History

Greenwell Name Meaning
English (Northumberland): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream among lush pastures, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + welle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or habitational name from a minor place so named.

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

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Name Distribution of Greenwell Families

  • Number of Greenwell families
     120 - 238
     41 - 119
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Greenwell families
     334 - 666
     112 - 333
     1 - 111
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Greenwell families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Greenwell Family Origin

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Greenwell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Greenwell

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Greenwell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Greenwell Civil War Service Records

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