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The surname Greenspan is etymologically derived from "gruen" meaning "green." It is thought that the name Greenspan may have been of occupational origin for a chemist who specialized in working with verdigris, a basic acetate of copper used as a green pigment or dye. Alternatively, Greenspan may have been of nickname origin. Here the name would likely indicate somebody who liked to wear green clothes. And finally, the name may also derive from the Middle Low German "grone" or "groen" meaning "greedy for."

Greenspan Early Origins



The surname Greenspan was first found in the southwest corner of Germany where the name has been found in records dating from the 13th century. The earliest found citing of this name shows that Frater (brother) Cuonrad, a monk called Grueni, lived in Heiligkreuztal, near Saulgau, in the year 1286. Other early records of this name include Johann Christof von der Gruen, a councilor of the Kurpfalz (an area in southwest Germany).

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Greenspan Spelling Variations


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Greenspan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gruen, Gruenauer, Gruenbacher, Gruenberger, Gruenhut, Gruenmann, Gruenspan and many more.

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Greenspan Early History


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Greenspan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenspan research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1749 is included under the topic Early Greenspan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenspan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenspan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greenspan 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:

Greenspan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adolf Greenspan, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Bertha Greenspan, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Abraham Greenspan, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Armin Greenspan, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Chaim Greenspan, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenspan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenspan (post 1700)



  • Alan Greenspan (b. 1926), American administrator and economist, chairman of Council of Economic Advisors 1974-1977 and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1987-2006), recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Morton Greenspan, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 8th District, 1954; Candidate for borough President of Queens, New York, 1969
  • Louis Greenspan, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 13th District, 1919
  • Jerome Greenspan, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 5th District, 1934
  • Ezra Martin Greenspan (b. 1919), American physician and author
  • Stanley Greenspan (b. 1941), U.S. psychiatrist
  • Jason Scott Greenspan, American actor, better known by his stage name Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George Costanza on the television series Seinfeld
  • Bud Greenspan (b. 1926), U.S. film director
  • Edward Greenspan (b. 1944), Canadian lawyer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

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