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The name Green is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the village greene which was the center or main square of each region. It is derived from the Old English "grene," meaning "green," and was most likely first borne by a family who lived in the village greene, the center or main square of a region. Alternatively, it may have been bestowed as a nickname on someone who was particularly fond of dressing in green.

Green Early Origins



The surname Green was first found in Kent, where the earliest record of the name was Geoffrey Greene who was recorded in a Poll Tax in 1188. As every early English village had a green, the surname Green emerged independently in many different places during the Middle Ages, thus creating several early branches of the Green family. Richard de la Grene was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1200 and Geoffrey Attegrene was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1206. The prefix "atte" was a popular namesake which meant in this case "at the green."

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Green Spelling Variations


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Green Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Green were recorded, including Greene, Green, Grene, Grean and others.

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Green Early History


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Green Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Green research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1461, 1506, 1462, 1558, 1592, 1636, 1685, 1620, 1708, 1690, 1700, 1614, 1702, 1630, 1679, 1705 and are included under the topic Early Green History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Green Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Green Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Thomas de Green (c.1461-1506), Lord of Greens Norton, received Boughton, Greens Norton, and large monetary grants through his inheritance upon the death of his father in 1462; Dr. John Green, the Bishop of Lincoln; Sir William Greene of Oxford, Alderman Greene of...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Green Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Green In Ireland


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Green In Ireland



Some of the Green family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Green family emigrate to North America:

Green Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Green, who arrived in Maryland in 1634
  • Ellin Green, aged 32, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Percivall Green, aged 32, landed in America in 1635
  • Samuel Green, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Olivier Green, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Green Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Green, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Phillis Green, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Lawrence Green, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Sarah Green, who landed in Virginia in 1717
  • Patrick Green, who landed in Rutland, Massachusetts in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Green Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joachim Green, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Sally Green, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Mary Green, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1812
  • Mathew Green, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Chls Green, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Green Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Green, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Ann Green, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Cuff Green, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Mr. Charles Green U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Green U.E. who settled in Marysburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Green Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Green, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1810
  • Reginald Green, aged 31, landed in Canada in 1815
  • Rose Green, aged 24, landed in Canada in 1823
  • Abigail Green, aged 25, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Anne Green, aged 23, landed in Canada in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Green Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Green, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Green, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Green, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • William Green, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Solomon Green, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Green Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Green landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Isaac Green landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Green landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Green landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Andrew Green landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Green (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Green (post 1700)



  • Dennis Earl Green (1949-2016), American NFL football coach, Super Bowl champion (XXIII)
  • Samuel Levi Green Jr. (1927-2016), American pastor and bishop in the Church of God in Christ
  • Winifred A. Green (1937-2016), American Civil Rights activist from Mississippi
  • Tommie L. Green (1956-2015), American NBA basketball point guard for the New Orleans Jazz during the 1978-1979 season
  • Mott Green (1966-2013), born David Lawrence Friedman, an American businessman and chocolatier, who founded the Grenada Chocolate Company in 1999
  • Major-General Thomas Henry Green (1889-1971), American Judge Advocate-General US Army (1945-1949)
  • Major-General Joseph Andrew Green (1881-1963), American Commanding General Anti-Aircraft Command (1942-1946)
  • Adolph Green (1914-2002), American lyricist and playwright
  • Albert "Al" Green (b. 1946), American gospel and soul music singer and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green (b. 1933), first African-American baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Green Historic Events


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Green Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frederick George Green, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Jessie Green (1893-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Ernest Green (1892-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Florence Green (1885-1914), née Roberts Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Adjt Green (1869-1914), née Adams Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flight 191

  • Mrs. Judy Green, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Edward A.  Green (1848-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Calvin W.  Green (1883-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master William  Green (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Arthur Eric Green (1913-1941), Australian Acting Stoker Petty Officer from West End, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. John Rex Green (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Kew, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Theo Lawrence Green (1922-1941), Australian Cook (O) from Petersham, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William J Green (b. 1903), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. William J Green (b. 1922), English Ordinary Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Kings Heath, Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. John H Green (b. 1916), English Ordinary Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Herbert Green (b. 1923), English Signal Boy serving for the Royal Navy from Sunderland, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Harry Green (b. 1920), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Fallowfield, Manchester, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Frederick Green, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick Charles Green (b. 1916), English Able Seaman from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Ernest Green, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alexander Green, "Alec" British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick W Green, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William C Green, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. George Green (d. 1912), aged 20, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. George Henry Green (d. 1912), aged 40, English Third Class passenger from Dorking, Surrey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Green


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Suggested Readings for the name Green



  • A Branch from the Green Tree by Robert M. Green.
  • The Descendants of John Segar of South Kingstown, Rhode Island: Including the Descendants of William Browning and Mary Hoxsie (Lewis) Greene of Charlestown, Rhode Island by William E. Wright.
  • Green(e) Chronology 1600-1650 Virginia by Dorothy H. Ward.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus semper viridis
Motto Translation: Virtue is always flourishing.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Green Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Green 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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