Greenstreet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Greenstreet family

The surname Greenstreet was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Greenstreet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenstreet research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1430, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Greenstreet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greenstreet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenstreet, Grenstreet, Creenstreet, Kreenstreet and many more.

Early Notables of the Greenstreet family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Greenstreet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Greenstreet migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Greenstreet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Greenstreet, Australian settler travelling from Sydney, Australia aboard the ship "Bristolian" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Greenstreet (post 1700) +

  • Steven Greenstreet (b. 1979), American documentary filmmaker, known for the controversial film, 8: The Mormon Proposition
  • Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (1879-1954), English actor, best remembered for his role as Kasper Gutman (aka "The Fat Man") in The Maltese Falcon and his roles in Casablanca (1942), and Passage to Marseille (1944)
  • Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Ghanaian politician, flagbearer for the Convention Peoples' Party (CPP) in the 2016 general election
  • Lionel Greenstreet (1889-1979), British explorer, first officer of the Endurance (1912), member of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917), awarded the Polar Medal
  • Mark Greenstreet (b. 1960), British actor and director, best known for his role in Trainer (1991-1992)
  • Tiffany Greenstreet (b. 1989), American beauty pageant holder, Miss Arkansas USA (2007)
  • Charles Greenstreet Addison (b. 1866), English legal writer, the son of W. Dering Addison, of Maidstone [2]


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019


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