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Greenslade Early Origins



The surname Greenslade was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Greenslade, held by Rainer the Steward from overlord Baldwin the Sheriff, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Greenslade Spelling Variations


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Greenslade Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenslade, Grinslade, Greenslaid, Greenside and others.

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Greenslade Early History


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Greenslade Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenslade research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1641 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Greenslade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenslade Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenslade Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greenslade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Greenslade, aged 25, who arrived in America from Devon, England, in 1893

Greenslade Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Greenslade, aged 64, who arrived in America from England, in 1902
  • Joseph Greenslade, aged 9, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Greenslade, aged 36, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Matthew Greenslade, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Ethel Greenslade, aged 29, who arrived in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenslade Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert R Greenslade, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Greenslade Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Anna Isabella Greenslade, aged 35, who arrived in London, Ont, Canada, in 1921
  • Arthur William Greenslade, aged 34, who arrived in London, Ont, Canada, in 1921
  • Samuel Greenslade, aged 26, who arrived in Manuels, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • Jessie Greenslade, aged 27, who arrived in Newfoundland, in 1923
  • Lillian Greenslade, aged 23, who arrived in America from Conception, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenslade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Greenslade, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • James Greenslade arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847

Greenslade Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edmond Greenslade, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenslade (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenslade (post 1700)



  • John Wills Greenslade (1880-1950), American Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal (Navy) and the Legion of Merit
  • Adam Greenslade, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Brigadier Cyrus Greenslade (1892-1985), British Commanding Officer Southern Palestine Area (1944-1946)
  • Ellison Edroy Greenslade (b. 1961), Bahamian police officer and current commissioner of police of the Royal Bahamas Police Force
  • Malcolm Greenslade (b. 1948), former Australian rules football player
  • Henry James Greenslade (1867-1945), New Zealand politician, Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Waikato (1905-1911)
  • Wallace Frederick Powers Greenslade (1912-1961), British BBC radio announcer and newsreader
  • Francis Greenslade (b. 1962), Australian actor specializing in comedy roles
  • Arthur Greenslade (1923-2003), British conductor and arranger for films and television
  • Roy Greenslade (b. 1946), British Professor of Journalism at City University London
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Greenslade Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenslade 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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