Greanleas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Scottish surname Greanleas is a habitational name taken on one of the places named Greenlees, in Lanarkshire. The place name comes from the Scots words "gre-ne" meaning "green," and "ley(s)," meaning a "a meadow."

Early Origins of the Greanleas family

The surname Greanleas was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow.

"[Greenlaw, Berwickshire] is supposed to have derived its name from the situation of the ancient village on one of those conical eminences of which there are several in the parish, which eminence, from its superior verdure, obtained the appellation of the Green Law." [1]

Important Dates for the Greanleas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greanleas research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1574, 1689, 1729, 1820, 1696, 1354 and 1421 are included under the topic Early Greanleas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greanleas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenlees, Greenleaf, Greenleas, Greenles and others.

Early Notables of the Greanleas family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Greanleas family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edmund Greenleas who settled in New England in 1630; Robert settled in Virginia in 1633; Enoch Greenleafe settled in Virginia in 1693; Robert Greenleafe settled in Virginia in 1610, 10 years before the ".

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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