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Greenan Family History

Greenan Name Meaning

Irish (mainly Cavan and Sligo): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Grianáin ‘descendant of Grianán’ a personal name probably derived from a diminutive of grian ‘sun’ grianach ‘sunny cheerful’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Grennan, Greenman, Queenan, Drennan, Meenan, Keenan, Creegan, Brennan

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Where is the Greenan family from?

You can see how Greenan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greenan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greenan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 40 Greenan families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 66% of all the recorded Greenan's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Greenan families in 1911.
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What did your Greenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Greenan. 75% of Greenan men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Greenan women worked as a Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Greenan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Greenan. For the veterans among your Greenan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greenan lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Greenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Greenan in 1951 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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