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Greenwood Family History

Greenwood Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived in a dense forest, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named, as for example Greenwood in Heathfield, East Sussex.English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably of German Grünwald (see Gruenwald).English translation of French Boisvert.

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

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Name Distribution of Greenwood Families

  • Number of Greenwood families
     227 - 452
     76 - 226
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Greenwood families
     5,812 - 11,622
     1,938 - 5,811
     1 - 1,937
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Greenwood families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Greenwood Family Origin

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Greenwood Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Greenwood

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Greenwood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Greenwood Civil War Service Records

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