Greenynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the name Greenynd date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Greenynd 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. 
Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Greenham, a tything, in the parish of Ashbrittle, union of Wellington, hundred of Milverton in Somerset. 
Greenan Castle is a 16th century tower house, around 2.5 miles south-west of Ayr in South Ayrshire, Scotland
Early Origins of the Greenynd family
The surname Greenynd was first found in Somerset, where Simon de Gryndham was listed in the Assize Rolls for 1268. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Ralph de Greneham, Suffolk and Ralph de Grenham was also listed in Suffolk, 20 Edward I: Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III. 
Early History of the Greenynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greenynd research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1535, 1594, 1535, 1559, 1564, 1567 and are included under the topic Early Greenynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Greenynd 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 Greenynd 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. The variations of the name Greenynd include: Greenham, Greenam, Greenum and others.
Early Notables of the Greenynd family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Ralph Greenham of Suffolk; and Richard Greenham or Grenham (1535?-1594), an early Puritan Minister, at Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire. He "was probably born about 1535, and went at an...
Migration of the Greenynd family to Ireland
Some of the Greenynd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Greenynd family
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 Greenynd or a variant listed above: Richard Greenham who settled in New England in 1768.