Greenleaf Family History

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Greenleaf Name Meaning

English: from Old English grene ‘green’ + leaf ‘leaf’, presumably applied as a nickname, the significance of which is now lost. Jewish (American): English translation of the Ashkenazic ornamental surname Grünblatt, a compound of German grün + Blatt ‘leaf’.

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


Similar surnames: Green, Greenwood, Greener, Greenfield, Greenlee, Greenman, Greenhill

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Greenleaf Family Origin

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Greenleaf Family Occupations

What did your Greenleaf ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Miller and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenleaf. A less common occupation for the Greenleaf family was Painter. The most common Greenleaf occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Greenleaf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Miller

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Painter

    13%

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

Greenleaf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Greenleaf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenleaf census 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Greenleaf. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Greenleaf. For the veterans among your Greenleaf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenleaf Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenleaf lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Greenleaf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Greenleaf in 1941 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greenleaf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenleaf 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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