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Multiple Origins for the Surname Greiner


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Greiner Early Origins



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.

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Greiner Spelling Variations


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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.

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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 170 words (12 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.

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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
  • 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 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. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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