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Early Origins of the Greep family

The surname Greep was first found in Northumberland, where Phiolippus filius Grete was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls in 1201. Years later, Greta was found in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219 and later in the Assize Rolls for Cheshire in 1260.

Greep is as an Old English byname and was listed in Saxon times as AEdelwold des Greta c. 900. The same source listed AEdelmaeres Greatan in 1017.

Greep is thought to have been derived from the Old English word "great", or less commonly from Greta(f), probably short for Margaret. 1

Greet is a chapelry, in the parish and union of Winchcomb, Lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in Gloucestershire and a parish, in the union of Tenbury, hundred of Overs in Shropshire. 2

Henry and Gilbert le Grete were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls for Berkshire in 1279 as well as the Assize Rolls for Cheshire in 1287. 1

Early History of the Greep family

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Greep Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Greet, Grete, Greetan, Greeton, Greep, Greeter and others.

Early Notables of the Greep family

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Greeting (fl. 1675), English musician who published in 1675 'The Pleasant Companion, or new Lessons and Instructions for the Flagelet.' Pepys engaged him to teach his...
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Australia Greep migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Greep Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Greep, (b. 1806), aged 38, English farm labourer who was convicted in Exeter, Devon, England for 10 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1870 3

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook