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Where did the English Greening family come from? What is the English Greening family crest and coat of arms? When did the Greening family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Greening family history?

The present generation of the Greening family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived as dwellers by the green hill. The surname Greening is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Greening include Greening, Greenyng, Grening and others.

First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greening research. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Greening History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Greening Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Greening were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Greening Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • John Greening who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • John Greening, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Albert Greening, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1750

Greening Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Albert Greening settled in Maryland in 1721 with his wife and children
  • Elizabeth Greening, who arrived in New York, NY in 1743
  • James Greening, who landed in New York, NY in 1743

Greening Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Richard Greening, who landed in America in 1808
  • Gen. Greening, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • Edward T Greening, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Edwin Greening, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

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  • Timothy Joseph "Tim" Greening (1968-2007), American humor columnist and features writer
  • Jonathan Greening (b. 1979), English footballer
  • Phil Greening (b. 1975), former English rugby union footballer
  • Sir Henry Thomas Greening (1730-1809), Royal gardner to King George II at Windsor
  • Colin Peter Greening (b. 1986), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Justine Greening (b. 1969), British Conservative Party politician
  • Kevin Greening (1962-2007), British radio presenter, co-host of BBC Radio 1
  • John Greening (b. 1950), former Australian rules footballer
  • Rear Admiral Sir Paul Woollven Greening GCVO (1928-2008), Royal Navy officer, Naval Secretary (1978)
  • Karen Lynn Greening (b. 1962), known by her stage name Lee Aaron, Canadian ten-time Juno nominated rock and jazz singer


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  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Greening Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greening Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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