Greenhouse Family History
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Greenhouse Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived in a house by a village green, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + hous ‘house’. (The term was not used to denote a glasshouse for the cultivation of ‘greens’ or sensitive plants until the late 17th century.) Jewish (American): English translation of Ashkenazic Grünhaus, an oramental name composed of German grün ‘green’ + Haus ‘house’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press