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The name Greenall first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Greenhalg in Kirkham and Greenhalg Castle in Garstang. The surname Greenall originally derived from greene as n the village greene which was the center or main square of each region. Many inhabitants in various counties adopted this surname as part of their family's nomenclature. The surname Greenall is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Greenall Early Origins



The surname Greenall was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Greenall Spelling Variations


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Greenall Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Greenall has appeared include Greenhalgh, Greenhow, Greenhough, Greenhall and others.

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Greenall Early History


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Greenall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenall research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1576, 1591, 1671, 1611, 1648, 1655, 1615, 1679, 1669, 1740, 1646, 1708, 1644 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Greenall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include William Greenhill (1591-1671), an English nonconformist clergyman from Oxfordshire, independent minister, and member of the Westminster Assembly; Thomas Greenhill (1611/12-1658), an English colonial administrator, one of the early pioneers of the East India Company and the Agent of Madras for two terms (1648-52) and (1655-58)...

Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greenall 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Greenall arrived in North America very early:

Greenall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hy Greenall, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YF-5Z6 : 6 December 2014), Hy. Greenall, 18 Nov 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Greenall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Greenall, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1919 from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67G-9TR : 6 December 2014), John Greenall, 30 May 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Sydney Greenall, aged 35, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NM-L6Y : 6 December 2014), William Sydney Greenall, 19 Dec 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Phyllis E. Greenall, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GK-6J3 : 6 December 2014), Phyllis E. Greenall, 28 Aug 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenall (post 1700)



  • Thomas Greenall, English founder of Greenall's Brewery in St Helens, Merseyside in 1762
  • Fin Greenall (b. 1972), English singer-songwriter, producer and DJ
  • Gilbert Greenall (1867-1938), 1st Baron Daresbury, English businessman and politician, High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1907
  • Sir Gilbert Greenall (1806-1894), 1st Baronet, English businessman and politician
  • Douglas "Doug" or "Duggie" Greenall (1927-2007), English rugby league footballer and coach
  • Colin Greenall (b. 1963), English former professional footballer who made over 600 Football League appearances from 1980 to 1999
  • Simon Greenall (b. 1958), British actor, best known for his role as Michael in the BBC TV series I'm Alan Partridge

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YF-5Z6 : 6 December 2014), Hy. Greenall, 18 Nov 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67G-9TR : 6 December 2014), John Greenall, 30 May 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NM-L6Y : 6 December 2014), William Sydney Greenall, 19 Dec 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GK-6J3 : 6 December 2014), Phyllis E. Greenall, 28 Aug 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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The Greenall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenall 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 31 March 2017 at 18:02.

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