Greening History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The present generation of the Greening family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived as dwellers by the green hill. The surname Greening 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.

Early Origins of the Greening family

The surname Greening was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Greening family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greening research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Greening History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greening Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Greening include Greening, Greenyng, Grening and others.

Early Notables of the Greening family (pre 1700)

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

Greening migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Greening were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Greening Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Greening who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • John Greening, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • Albert Greening, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1750 [1]
Greening Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Albert Greening, who settled in Maryland in 1721 with his wife and children
  • Elizabeth Greening, who arrived in New York, NY in 1743 [1]
  • James Greening, who landed in New York, NY in 1743 [1]
Greening Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Greening, who landed in America in 1808 [1]
  • Gen. Greening, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [1]
  • Edward T Greening, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 [1]
  • Edwin Greening, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 [1]

Greening migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Greening Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Job Greening, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [2]
  • Mary Ann Greening, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]

Greening migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Greening Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Greening, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th March 1863 [4]
  • Luke J. Greening, aged 36, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eastminster" in 1880
  • Mary Greening, aged 36, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eastminster" in 1880
  • Leath Greening, aged 16, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eastminster" in 1880
  • Luke Greening, aged 14, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eastminster" in 1880
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Greening (post 1700)

  • Timothy Joseph "Tim" Greening (1968-2007), American humor columnist and features writer
  • Charles F. Greening, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1875-76 [5]
  • Sir Henry Thomas Greening (1730-1809), Royal gardiner to King George II at Windsor
  • Phil Greening (b. 1975), former English rugby union footballer
  • Jonathan Greening (b. 1979), English footballer
  • Mr. Anthony Greening M.B.E.,, British Flight Sergeant, recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018 [6]
  • Karen Lynn Greening (b. 1962), known by her stage name Lee Aaron, Canadian ten-time Juno nominated rock and jazz singer
  • Rear Admiral Sir Paul Woollven Greening GCVO (1928-2008), Royal Navy officer, Naval Secretary (1978)
  • John Greening (b. 1950), former Australian rules footballer
  • Kevin Greening (1962-2007), British radio presenter, co-host of BBC Radio 1
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Greening family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Norman Richard Greening, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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