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Greenman Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire): from Middle English grene ‘green’ + man ‘man’ a nickname from the Green Man of folklore or a topographic name for someone who lived by the village green. Compare Green . Americanized form (translation into English) of German Grunemann or Grünemann: topographic name for someone who lived by the village green (compare above and Greenland ) or a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Grüna Grünau or Grüne.

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

Similar surnames: Greenland, Greenway, Greenan, Grassman, German, Greenhaw, Kleeman

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Where is the Greenman family from?

You can see how Greenman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greenman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greenman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Greenman families living in Ontario. This was about 23% of all the recorded Greenman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Greenman families in 1911.
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What did your Greenman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Labourer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Greenman. 79% of Greenman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Greenman women worked as a Labourer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greenman were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Greenman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenman 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 Greenman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Greenman. For the veterans among your Greenman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greenman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Greenman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Greenman in 1950 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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