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The surname Greenwood is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the Old English words meaning "green" and "wood." No doubt, the first family to bear this name lived in or near a dense forest.

Greenwood Early Origins



The surname Greenwood was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Greenwood Spelling Variations


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Greenwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenwood, Greenwoode, Greanwood, Greenewood, Grunewood, Greenwude, Greenewude, Greenwud and many more.

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Greenwood Early History


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Greenwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenwood research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1593 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Greenwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greenwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Greenwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Greenwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Judeth Greenwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Nathaniel Greenwood who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1654
  • Armagall Greenwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Armagill Greenwood, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Naomy Greenwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Greenwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Greenwood, who arrived in America in 1811
  • John Greenwood, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • Mr. Greenwood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J Greenwood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J S Greenwood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Greenwood, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Greenwood, who landed in Nava Scotia in 1750
  • Phillis Greenwood, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert Greenwood, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. John Greenwood U.E. born in Newcastle, Delaware, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Greenwood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Greenwood, his wife, Elizabeth, and four children later settled in Upper Canada

Greenwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Greenwood, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • James Greenwood, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • John Greenwood, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • George Greenwood, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • William Greenwood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greenwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J H Greenwood landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Greenwood, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • William Greenwood, aged 33, a stonemason, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Martha Greenwood, aged 32, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Hope Greenwood, aged 7, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greenwood (post 1700)



  • John Greenwood (1727-1792), early American portrait painter and engraver
  • John Greenwood (1760-1819), American George Washington's dentist, the "Father of Modern Dentistry" and Revolutionary War patriot
  • Don Greenwood, American board game designer
  • Chester Greenwood (1858-1937), American inventor of the earmuff in 1873, at the age of 15
  • Frances Charlotte Greenwood (1890-1977), American actress and dancer
  • Caleb Greenwood (1763-1850), Western American fur trapper and trail guide
  • Robert Lindsay "Bobby" Greenwood Jr. (b. 1987), former American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs (2009-2010)
  • Robert Stanton Greenwood Jr. (b. 1938), American professional PGA golfer, PGA of America Life Member
  • Arthur Herbert Greenwood (1880-1963), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1923-1933) and (1933-1939), House Majority Whip (1933-1935)
  • Alfred Burton Greenwood (1811-1889), American attorney and politician, Commissioner of Indian Affairs in 1859
  • ... (Another 52 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Greenwood Historic Events


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Greenwood Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. James Herbert Greenwood (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Lionel John Baker Greenwood, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Wilfred Greenwood, British Cook "O, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Master Ronald Sutcliffe Greenwood, American 2nd Class passenger from Lawrence, Kansas, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Greenwood


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Suggested Readings for the name Greenwood



  • Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914: The Ancestry and Descendants of Thomas Greenwood of Newton, Mass., Nathaniel and Samuel Greenwood of Boston, Mass., John Greenwood of Virginia, and Many Later Arrivals in America, Also the Early History of the Greenwoods in England and the Arms They Used by Frederick Greenwood.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Greenwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greenwood 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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