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The surname Greanwoode is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the Old English words meaning "green" and "wood." No doubt, the first family to bear this name lived in or near a dense forest.

Greanwoode Early Origins



The surname Greanwoode was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Greanwoode Spelling Variations


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Greanwoode Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenwood, Greenwoode, Greanwood, Greenewood, Grunewood, Greenwude, Greenewude, Greenwud and many more.

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Greanwoode Early History


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Greanwoode Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greanwoode research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1593 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Greanwoode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greanwoode Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greanwoode Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greanwoode Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nathaniel Greenwood who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1654. He had arrived in the New World on the "Increase" the previous year. Samuel Greenwood also arrived in Boston in the year 1670. Both families had come from the English county of Norfolk, just south of Yorkshire. John Greenwood was banished to Barbados in 1679.

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