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The surname Greanwould 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.

Greanwould Early Origins



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

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Greanwould Spelling Variations


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Greanwould Spelling Variations



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

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Greanwould Early History


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Greanwould Early History



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

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Greanwould Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greanwould Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greanwould 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Greanwould Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greanwould 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 January 2015 at 08:09.

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