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Greeley Early Origins



The surname Greeley was first found in Rutland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Greeley Spelling Variations


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Greeley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greely, Greeley, Grailly, de Grailly, Greyle, Greelie and many more.

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Greeley Early History


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Greeley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greeley research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Greeley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greeley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greeley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greeley 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 were:

Greeley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Greeley, who landed in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1638

Greeley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Greeley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Maggie Greeley, aged 17, who arrived in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1892
  • Mrs H. C. Greeley, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • H. C. Greeley, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Rufus F. Greeley, aged 48, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greeley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate Greeley, aged 23, who arrived in America from Longford, Ireland, in 1903
  • Jane Greeley, aged 6, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Gladys Greeley, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • Ellie Greeley, aged 26, who arrived in America from Ballyhaunis, Ireland, in 1907
  • Annie Greeley, aged 3, who arrived in America from Ballyhaunis, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greeley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John Greeley, aged 28, who arrived in South Bay, Newfoundland, in 1909
  • Matthew Greeley, aged 22, who arrived in Foxtrap, Newfoundland, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greeley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greeley (post 1700)



  • Mary Young Cheney Greeley (1811-1872), American wife of newspaper editor Horace Greeley
  • Ronald Greeley (1939-2011), American former Regents Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University
  • Evelyn Greeley (1888-1975), American silent film actress who appeared in approximately 30 films from 1915 to 1922
  • Christian D. "Chris" Greeley, American former representative in the Maine state legislature
  • George Greeley (1917-2007), born Georgio Guariglia, an American pianist, conductor, composer and arranger, known for his work on TV series like My Favorite Martian, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Nanny and the Professor, and Small Wonder
  • Andrew Greeley (1928-2013), American priest, sociologist, and author who wrote a weekly column for the Chicago Sun-Times and contributed regularly to The New York Times
  • Philip Greeley (1888-1954), American educator, conductor, pianist, and composer of classical music
  • Frederick Atwood Greeley (1896-1980), American astronomer
  • Dana McLean Greeley (1908-1986), American Unitarian minister
  • Douglas Greeley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1916
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Greeley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greeley 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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