nickname for someone with a large head, which was later taken on as a surname.
Early Origins of the Greathead family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1351 when Thomas Grethed held estates at Whitby.
Early History of the Greathead family
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Greathead Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Greathead, Greathed, Greathouse, Greatus, Grethed, Grethouse and many more.
Early Notables of the Greathead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greathead family to the New World and Oceana
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Greathead Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Greathead (post 1700)
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