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Greenshields Early Origins



The surname Greenshields 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 in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. They held a family seat at Greenshields in that county.

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Greenshields Spelling Variations


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Greenshields Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenshields, Greenscheils, Greensill and many more.

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Greenshields Early History


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Greenshields Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenshields research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1666, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Greenshields History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenshields Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenshields Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greenshields 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:

Greenshields Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J. N. Greenshields was a Montreal lawyer at the time of the Riel Rebellion

Greenshields Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Thomson Greenshields arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Marion Greenshields arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Jane Dunlop Greenshields arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenshields (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenshields (post 1700)



  • James Greenshields, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976
  • Karen Greenshields, Scottish reporter for STV News in Central Scotland
  • Trevor Francis Greenshields (b. 1941), former English cricketer from Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Allan Greenshields (b. 1926), Australian rules footballer
  • Robert Alfred Ernest "R.A.E." Greenshields KC (1861-1942), Canadian Chief Justice of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec; Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University and 9th Chancellor of Bishop's University
  • Joel Greenshields (b. 1988), Canadian Olympic swimmer at the 2008 Summer Olympics, from Edson, Alberta
  • Clint Greenshields (b. 1982), Australian rugby league player from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

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Greenshields Historic Events


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Greenshields Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. A. J. Greenshields, English 3rd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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The Greenshields Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenshields 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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