Lanarkshire. The place name comes from the Scots words "gre-ne" meaning "green," and "ley(s)," meaning a "a meadow."
Early Origins of the Greenly family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Greenly family
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Greenly Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenlees, Greenleaf, Greenleas, Greenles and others.
Early Notables of the Greenly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greenly family to Ireland
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Migration of the Greenly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Greenly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Greenly (post 1700)
The Greenly 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 Translation: I flourish.
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