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.
Important Dates for the Greenshields family
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Greenshields Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenshields, Greenscheils, Greensill and many more.
Early Notables of the Greenshields family (pre 1700)
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Greenshields migration to Canada
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 migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Greenshields Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Archibald Thomson Greenshields, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 
Marion Greenshields, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 
Jane Dunlop Greenshields, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 
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
Robert Greenshields Meikle (1830-1887), Canadian merchant and politician in Quebec