Greiner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Greiner family

The surname Greiner was first found in Bavaria, where the name Greim was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Greiner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greiner research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1781, 1790, 1792, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Greiner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greiner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Greim, Greimolt, Grein, Greinburg, Greincourt, Graimberg, Greinberg, Greinburg, Greinde, Greidl, Greiner, Greinen, Greinmann, Grien, Greinauer, Grinebck, Grienburger, Greinenfels, Greinenstein, Greinnagel and many more.

Early Notables of the Greiner family (pre 1700)

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United States Greiner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greiner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Dietrich Greiner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Johan Georg Greiner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Anna Catharina Greiner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Jacob Greiner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Andreas Greiner, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Greiner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margarete Greiner, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Louise Greiner, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Henrietta Greiner, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • I J Greiner, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Carl Greiner, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Greiner (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Greiner (1884-1916), American racecar driver
  • Jon Jay Greiner (b. 1951), American politician and Police Chief from Utah
  • Robert Lewis "Robin" Greiner (b. 1932), American pair skater
  • William Greiner (b. 1957), American photographer
  • Cynthia Greiner (b. 1957), retired American female heptathlete and long jumper
  • Walter Greiner (1935-2016), German theoretical physicist
  • Johann Gotthelf Greiner (1732-1797), German glassmaker
  • Frank Greiner (b. 1966), German football coach and a former player
  • Georg-Hermann Greiner (b. 1920), German Luftwaffe night fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross
  • Stefan Peter Greiner (b. 1966), successful German violin maker
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Richard Greiner (1905-1941), German Stabsmachinist who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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