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Greenup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Greenup is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the chapelry of Greeham in the parish of Thatcham in the county of Berkshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English Greenham, which refers to either a green river-bed or a green homestead. Greenan Castle is a 16th century tower house, around 2.5 miles south-west of Ayr in South Ayrshire.


Early Origins of the Greenup family


The surname Greenup was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Greenup family


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Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1540 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Greenup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greenup Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Greenup are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Greenup include: Greenham, Greenam, Greenum and others.

Early Notables of the Greenup family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Greenup family to Ireland


Some of the Greenup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Greenup family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Greenup or a variant listed above:

Greenup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lotta C. Greenup, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Lotta Greenup, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Lotta Carleton Greenup, aged 29, who emigrated to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1913
  • Julian Cecil Greenup, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Long Beach, Calif., in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Greenup (post 1700)


  • Christopher Greenup (1750-1818), American politician, Clerk of the Kentucky State Senate, 1799-1802; Circuit Judge in Kentucky, 1802; 3rd Governor of Kentucky, 1804-08; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1808 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Angie Greenup (b. 1981), American comedian and television host, known for Reaper Reunion Special (2013), Smash Cuts (2009) and It's Effin' Science (2010)
  • L. F. Greenup, American politician, Delegate to Montana convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Julian C. Greenup, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Las Palmas, 1922-24 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Arthur Edward Greenup (1902-1980), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Dalley (1953-1955)

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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