× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017


The surname Greenspoon is etymologically derived from "gruen" meaning "green." It is thought that the name Greenspoon 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, Greenspoon 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."

Greenspoon Early Origins



The surname Greenspoon 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).

Close

Greenspoon Spelling Variations


Expand

Greenspoon Spelling Variations



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

Close

Greenspoon Early History


Expand

Greenspoon Early History



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

Close

Greenspoon Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Greenspoon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoph Gruen who went to North America in 1777; Hienrich Gruen who came to North America in 1783; Johann Gruen who sailed to North America in 1737. Franz Gruen settled in Texas in 1845 and Friedrich Gruen immigrated to North America in 1832 at the age of 2. James Gruen settled in Ontario in 1871.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Greenspoon (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Greenspoon (post 1700)



  • Jimmy Greenspoon (1948-2015), American keyboard player and composer, best known as a member of the band Three Dog Night
  • Danny Greenspoon, Canadian two-time Gemini Award winning music producer, music engineer, guitar player and film composer, his albums have been nominated 16 times for Juno Awards, winning five times

Close

Greenspoon Family Crest Products


Expand

Greenspoon Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 13 March 2015 at 12:04.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest