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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.

Greenup Early Origins



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.

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Greenup Spelling Variations


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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.

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Greenup Early History


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Greenup Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenup research. Another 153 words (11 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.

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Greenup Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenup Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Greenup In Ireland


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Greenup In Ireland



Some of the Greenup family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenup (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenup (post 1700)



  • Christopher Greenup (1750-1818), American politician, 3rd Governor of Kentucky (1804-1808)
  • 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
  • Julian C. Greenup, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Las Palmas, 1922-24
  • Christopher Greenup (1750-1818), American politician, Clerk of the Kentucky State Senate, 1799-1802; Circuit Judge in Kentucky, 1802; Governor of Kentucky, 1804-08; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1808
  • Arthur Edward Greenup (1902-1980), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Dalley (1953-1955)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Greenup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenup 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 4 November 2016 at 09:54.

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