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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Greenaway come from when the family resided at the green way or road. The surname Greenaway is derived from the Old English words grene, which means green and weg, which means road. Therefore the original bearers of the Greenaway name lived by the grassy path or road.

Greenaway Early Origins



The surname Greenaway was first found in Devon but we must look to Oxfordshire where to find the first recorded reference of the name as Robert Greneway who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.

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Greenaway Spelling Variations


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Greenaway Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Greenaway has been recorded under many different variations, including Greenway, Greenaway, Greenhay and others.

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Greenaway Early History


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Greenaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenaway research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1491 and are included under the topic Early Greenaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greenaway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenaway In Ireland


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Greenaway In Ireland



Some of the Greenaway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Greenaway or a variant listed above:

Greenaway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Greenaway, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • James Greenaway, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Allen Greenaway, who landed in Maryland in 1666
  • Richard Greenaway, who landed in Maryland in 1675-1677
  • Robert Greenaway settled in Delaware Bay in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenaway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Esther Greenaway, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • William Greenaway settled in Maryland in 1739
  • Hannah Greenaway settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1741

Greenaway Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Greenaway, aged 11 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Constitution" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on June 1st, 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)
  • Miss. Mary Greenaway, aged 17 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Constitution" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)
  • Miss. Mary Greenaway, aged 7 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Constitution" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 29th June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)

Greenaway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Greenaway, aged 24, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune"
  • Margaret Greenaway, aged 26, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"

Greenaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Greenaway landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Greenaway landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenaway (post 1700)



  • Roy F. Greenaway, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960
  • Robert Wilson Greenaway, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1932
  • Robert F. Greenaway, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956, 1964
  • Frank W. Greenaway, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Roger Greenaway (b. 1938), popular English songwriter
  • Gavin Greenaway (b. 1964), English music composer and conductor. He is the son of Roger Greenaway
  • Peter Greenaway (b. 1942), Welsh-born English film director
  • Sir Thomas Moore Greenaway, Hon. Consulting Physician
  • Alan Pearce Greenaway, Joint Managing Director, Daniel Greenaway & Sons Ltd
  • Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. (b. 1957), United States judge
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Greenaway Historic Events


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Greenaway Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Greenaway (1889-1914), English Second Class Passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Margaret Greenaway (1885-1914), née Dalzell Canadian Second Class Passenger from Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Herbert Greenaway (1891-1914), English Second Class Passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)

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The Greenaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenaway 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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