The Degreen name comes from Middle High German word "gru-ene," which means "greenery." As a surname, it likely evolved from a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place; or as a habitational name from a place such as Gruna, or Grunau in Silesia.
Early Origins of the Degreen family
The surname Degreen was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Degreen was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Degreen family
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Degreen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Grun, Grün, Grunau, Grunauer, Grunbach, Grundel, Grundemann, Grunder, Grundler, Grundner, Grunenthal, Grünenstein, Grünenwald, Gruner, Gruener, Gruenthal, Gruenbach, Grunfels, Grunhof and many more.
Early Notables of the Degreen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Degreen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Valentin Grun, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742; Hans David Grun, who settled in Philadelphia in 1744; Christian Grun, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1744.
Contemporary Notables of the name Degreen (post 1700)
- Keith DeGreen, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arizona, 1988 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html