Greenland Family History

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Greenland Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a patch of land left open as communal pasturage, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + land ‘land’. Translated form of German Grönland, a topographic name with the same meaning as 1, from Low German grön ‘green’ + Land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Greenman, Greenwood, Greenway, Freeland, Weinland, Greenslade

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Greenland Family Origin

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Greenland Family Occupations

What did your Greenland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Greenland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Greenland's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenland. A less common occupation for the Greenland family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Greenland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Greenland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenland 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenland. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Greenland. For the veterans among your Greenland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenland Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenland lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Greenland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greenland in 1957 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greenland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenland 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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