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The surname Greenwoude 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.

Greenwoude Early Origins



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

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Greenwoude Early History


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Greenwoude Early History



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

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Greenwoude Spelling Variations


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Greenwoude Spelling Variations



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

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Greenwoude Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greenwoude Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Greenwoude 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 or some of its variants were: Nathaniel Greenwood who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1654. He had arrived in the New World on the "Increase" the previous year. Samuel Greenwood also arrived in Boston in the year 1670. Both families had come from the English county of Norfolk, just south of Yorkshire. John Greenwood was banished to Barbados in 1679.

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