Green Name Meaning

English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grene) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen). Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element. Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey. North German: short form of a habitational name from a place name with Gren- as the first element (for example Greune, Greubole).

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


Similar surnames: Gruen, Greene, Groen, Grahn, Greven, Greek, Grein, Graven, Breen

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Green Family Origin

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Green Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Green. The most common Green occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Green's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Green family was Coal Miner.

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Green Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Green life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Green in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Green

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