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Where did the German Greenberg family come from? What is the German Greenberg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Greenberg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Greenberg family history?

The name Greenberg is a habitational surname taken on from any of numerous places named Grünberg.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Grunberg, Gruenberg, Grunburg, Gruneberg, Gruenburg, Grunenberg, Gruenenberg, Grunenburg, Gruenenburg, Gruenenberg, Greenberg, Gruenberger, Grunbuerg, Grunperg, Grunperger, Gruenbuerg, Greunbuerger, Gruenperg, Gruenperger, Gruendberg, Grunberger and many more.

First found in Baden, where since ancient times the name Grunberg was closely associated with social and political advancements of the region's feudal society. In later years the family often merged with other distinguished families, some of whom played significant roles in the local social and political affairs of the area.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenberg research. Another 145 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1655 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Greenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Greenberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Morris Greenberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1888

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  • Josh Greenberg (1987-2015), American co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark
  • Mr. Samuel Greenberg (d. 1912), aged 52, American Second Class passenger from Bronx, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Maurice Raymond "Hank" Greenberg (b. 1925), American business executive, former chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG)
  • Bryan E. Greenberg (b. 1978), American actor and musician, known for his starring role in the HBO original series How to Make It in America
  • Seth Greenberg (b. 1956), American former head coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team
  • Michael James "Mike" Greenberg (b. 1967), American television anchor, television show host, and radio host for ESPN and ABC
  • Richard Greenberg (b. 1958), American Tony Award winning Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright and television writer
  • Morton Ira Greenberg (b. 1933), American jurist, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1987-2000)
  • Seymour Greenberg (1920-2006), American clay-court tennis player in the 1940s and 1950s, inducted into the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Hall of Fame in 1990
  • Martin Harry Greenberg (1941-2011), American academic and speculative fiction anthologist, founder of Tekno Books and co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel


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The Greenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenberg 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 17 August 2015 at 13:21.

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