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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Greiner was used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Greiner family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Greiner derives from the Old French word "grenier" and was an occupational name for a worker at a mill or granary.

Greiner Early Origins



The surname Greiner was first found in Ile-de-France in the seigneurie of where they have held a family seat since ancient times.

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Greiner Spelling Variations


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Greiner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Grenier, Grenie, Grenyer, Grenye, Greniait, Greniai, Greniaie, Greniay, Greniez, Grenyait, Grenyai, Grenyaie, Grenyay, Grenyez, Chenier, Chenie, Chenyer, Chenye, Cheniait, Cheniai, Cheniaie, Cheniay, Cheniez, Chenyait, Chenyai, Chenyaie, Chenyay, Chenyez, Grennier, Grennie, Grennyer, Grennye, Grenniait, Grenniai, Grenniaie, Grenniay, Grenniez, Grennyait, Grennyai, Grennyaie, Grennyay, Grennyez, Chennier, Chennie, Chennyer, Chennyer, Chenniait, Chenniai, Chenniaie, Cheniay, Chenniez, Chennyait, Chennyai, chennyaie, Chennyay and many more.

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Greiner Early History


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Greiner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greiner research. Another 483 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1450, 1564, 1585, 1619, 1664, 1700, 1711, 1740, 1811, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Greiner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greiner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greiner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greiner 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:

Greiner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Dietrich Greiner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johan Georg Greiner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anna Catharina Greiner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Jacob Greiner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Andreas Greiner, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1766
  • ... (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
  • Louise Greiner, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Henrietta Greiner, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • I J Greiner, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Carl Greiner, aged 18, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greiner (post 1700)


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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
  • Willy Greiner (1919-2000), Norwegian politician
  • 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
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Greiner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greiner 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2016 at 15:03.

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