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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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Where is the Greener family from?

You can see how Greener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greener family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greener families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Greener families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 45% of all the recorded Greener's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Greener families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greener. 14% of Greener men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Greener women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greener were Salesman and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
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What Greener family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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