Greenleas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Scottish surname Greenleas 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."

Early Origins of the Greenleas family

The surname Greenleas 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.

"[Greenlaw, Berwickshire] is supposed to have derived its name from the situation of the ancient village on one of those conical eminences of which there are several in the parish, which eminence, from its superior verdure, obtained the appellation of the Green Law." [1]

Important Dates for the Greenleas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenleas research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1574, 1689, 1729, 1820, 1696, 1354 and 1421 are included under the topic Early Greenleas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greenleas Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Greenleas family (pre 1700)

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Greenleas migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greenleas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmund Greenleas who settled in New England in 1630
  • Robert Greenleas, who settled in Virginia in 1633

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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