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Greenman is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the chapelry of Greeham in the parish of Thatcham in the county of Berkshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English Greenham, which refers to either a green river-bed or a green homestead. Greenan Castle is a 16th century tower house, around 2.5 miles south-west of Ayr in South Ayrshire.

Greenman Early Origins



The surname Greenman was first found in Berkshire, 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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Greenman Spelling Variations


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Greenman Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Greenman family name include Greenham, Greenam, Greenum and others.

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Greenman Early History


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Greenman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenman research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1540 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Greenman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greenman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenman In Ireland


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Greenman In Ireland



Some of the Greenman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Greenman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Greenman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Greenman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Greenman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Greenman, who settled in America, in 1892

Greenman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Catherine Greenman, aged 40, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1908
  • George Sydney Greenman, aged 26, who landed in America from Clapham England, in 1908
  • Annie Greenman, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1911
  • Flora Greenman, aged 43, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Dorothy Greenman, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Bradford, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenman (post 1700)



  • Jesse More Greenman (1867-1951), American botanist, noted for his work at the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Edward Whitford Greenman (1840-1908), American politician, banker and merchant, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1887-1889)
  • Ben Greenman (b. 1969), American New York Times bestselling writer and magazine editor
  • David Greenman (b. 1977), American soap opera actor, known for his work in About Last Night (2014), Loyalties (2003) and Squaresville (2012)
  • Henry T. Greenman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport, 1902 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Greenman, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwich, 1901-04 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frederick F. Greenman, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 15th District, 1934; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Whitford Greenman (1840-1908), American Democrat politician, Rensselaer County Clerk, 1868-71; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1887-89 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Greenman, American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies, 1704 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clark Greenman, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 7th District, 1854 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Greenman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenman 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.

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