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The Scottish surname Greenlaw is a habitational name taken on one of the places named Greenlees, in Lanarkshire. The place name comes from the Scots words "gre-ne" meaning "green," and "ley(s)," meaning a "a meadow."

Greenlaw Early Origins



The surname Greenlaw was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, 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.

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Greenlaw Spelling Variations


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Greenlaw Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenlees, Greenleaf, Greenleas, Greenles and others.

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Greenlaw Early History


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Greenlaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenlaw research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1574, 1689, 1729, 1820, 1696, 1354 and 1421 are included under the topic Early Greenlaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenlaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenlaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greenlaw 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:

Greenlaw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Greenlaw, who landed in New England in 1753

Greenlaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ralph Greenlaw, aged 42, who landed in America from Derry, in 1893

Greenlaw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Greenlaw, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Chimside, Scotland, in 1907
  • David Greenlaw, aged 48, who landed in America from Auchendewey, Scotland, in 1910
  • Rowdon Greenlaw, aged 2, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Vera E. Greenlaw, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Eugenie Greenlaw, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Barrow in Furness, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenlaw Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Alexander Greenlaw U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Charles Greenlaw U.E. born in Castine, Maine, USA who settled in St. Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Ebenezer Greenlaw U.E. born in Castine, Maine, USA who settled in St. Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 he ws part of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jonathan Greenlaw U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jonathan Greenlaw U.E. born in Castine, Maine, USA who settled in St. Andrews, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenlaw Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • A. L. Greenlaw, aged 31, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenlaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenlaw (post 1700)



  • Linda Greenlaw (b. 1962), American best-selling author of books with maritime themes
  • R. D. Greenlaw, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1936
  • Martha Greenlaw (b. 1944), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Edward G. Greenlaw, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Glasgow, 1922
  • Albert Greenlaw, American Republican politician, Mayor of Eastport, Maine, 1905-06
  • Jeff Carl Greenlaw (b. 1968), former Canadian ice hockey player
  • Lavinia Greenlaw (b. 1962), English poet and novelist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Viresco
Motto Translation: I flourish.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Greenlaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenlaw 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 24 February 2016 at 17:00.

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