Greener Family History

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Greener Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Greenhaugh in Northumberland, named from Old English grene ‘green’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. Compare Greenhalgh. Americanized spelling of Ashkenazic Jewish Griner (see Green). Americanized spelling of German Grüner (see Gruener).

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

Similar surnames: Green, Greene, Greiner, Greever, Gruner, Gruener, Kreeger, Fleener

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Greener Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greener name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Greener. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Greener Family Origin

Where is the Greener family from?

Greener Family Occupations

What did your Greener ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greener. The most common Greener occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Greener's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Greener family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Greener ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Greener Historical Records

What Greener family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Greener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greener census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Greener. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Greener. For the veterans among your Greener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greener Life Expectancy

What is the average Greener lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Greener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Greener in 1950 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greener

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greener ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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