Greenwood Family History
Greenwood Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Greenwood Lee in Heptonstall (Yorkshire) from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’. Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünholz an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’ and probably also of the same German surname. Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünwald (see Grunwald ) and of French Boisvert .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press