Greenhill Family History

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Greenhill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various minor places in England named Greenhill, usually from Old English grene ‘green’ + hyll ‘hill’. However, Greenhill in Worcestershire is probably named from Old English grima ‘specter’, ‘goblin’ + hyll ‘hill’. English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünberg.

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

Similar surnames: Greenfield, Greenwell, Greenwood, Greenhow, Green, Underhill

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Greenhill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greenhill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Greenhill. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Greenhill Family Origin

Where is the Greenhill family from?

Greenhill Family Occupations

What did your Greenhill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Greenhill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Greenhill's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Greenhill family was Stone Cutter. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenhill.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Stone Cutter


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

Greenhill Historical Records

What Greenhill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Greenhill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenhill 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenhill. 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 Greenhill. For the veterans among your Greenhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenhill Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenhill lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Greenhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Greenhill in 1952 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenhill 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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