Greenland Family History
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Greenland Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a patch of land left open as communal pasturage, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + land ‘land’. Translated form of German Grönland, a topographic name with the same meaning as 1, from Low German grön ‘green’ + Land ‘land’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Greenman, Greenwood, Greenway, Freeland, Weinland, Greenslade