Greene Family History

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Greene Name Meaning

Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’ (see Honan 2). variant spelling of Green as an English name or as an Americanized form of name of similar meaning in some other European language.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Green, Greener, Breese, Breen, Greeney, Gresens, Breene, Greve, Grewe

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Greene Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Greene name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Greene. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • European Jewish

    4%

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Greene Family Origin

Where is the Greene family from?

Greene Family Occupations

What did your Greene ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Greene family was Book Keeper. The most common Greene occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Greene's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greene.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Clerk

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Book Keeper

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Greene ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Greene Historical Records

What Greene family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 322,000 census records available for the last name Greene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenecensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Greene. 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 Card

There are 108,000 military records available for the last name Greene. For the veterans among your Greene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greene Life Expectancy

What is the average Greene lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Greene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greene in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greene

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greene ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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