Greenan Family History

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Greenan Name Meaning

Irish (mainly Cavan and Sligo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Grianáin ‘descendant of Grianán’, probably from a diminutive of grian ‘sun’, grianach ‘sunny’, ‘cheerful’. Scottish: habitational name from either of two places so named in Strathclyde region, probably named with the same word.

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

Similar surnames: Grennan, Greenman, Queenan, Drennan, Meenan, Keenan, Creegan, Brennan

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Greenan Family Origin

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Greenan Family Occupations

What did your Greenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Masons Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenan. The most common Greenan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 14% of Greenan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Greenan family was Scavenger.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Masons Lab

  • Scavenger


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

Greenan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Greenan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Greenan. For the veterans among your Greenan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenan Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenan lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Greenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Greenan in 1951 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greenan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenan 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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