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The Scottish surname Greenleaf 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."

Greenleaf Early Origins



The surname Greenleaf 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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Greenleaf Spelling Variations


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Greenleaf Spelling Variations



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

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Greenleaf Early History


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Greenleaf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenleaf 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 Greenleaf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenleaf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenleaf Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Greenleaf Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmond Greenleaf, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Stephen Greenleaf, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1657

Greenleaf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Captain Greenleaf was in the 3rd regiment of the Massachusetts during the Revolution in 1776
  • David Greenleaf, who arrived in Mississippi in 1799

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenleaf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenleaf (post 1700)



  • William Greenleaf (b. 1948), American author
  • George Franklin Greenleaf Jr. (1874-1936), American football player and medical doctor
  • Halbert Stevens Greenleaf (1827-1906), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Robert K. Greenleaf (1904-1990), founder of the modern Servant leadership movement
  • Ralph Greenleaf (1899-1950), American professional pool and carom billiards player
  • Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853), American lawyer and jurist
  • Stewart J. Greenleaf, Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate
  • David Greenleaf, American politician, Member of Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives, 1813
  • Charles Henry Greenleaf (1841-1924), American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1895-96, 1901-02; Member of New Hampshire State Senate 2nd District, 1897-98
  • Arthur A. Greenleaf, American Republican politician, Merchant; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1935-40
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Greenleaf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenleaf 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 4 December 2016 at 14:15.

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