Greenhow Family History

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Greenhow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Greenhow, in North and West Yorkshire, or from Gerna in the parish of Downham, Lancashire, all of which are named with Old English grene ‘green’ + hoh ‘mound’ (or the cognate Old Norse haugr).

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


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

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Greenhow Family Origin

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Greenhow Family Occupations

What did your Greenhow ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Greenhow. 3% of Greenhow men worked as a Farmer and 47% of Greenhow women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greenhow were Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    3%
  • Cowman
    2%
  • Joiner
    2%
  • Dairy Farmer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    47%
  • Household Duties
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Greenhow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Greenhow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greenhow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Greenhow

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenhow. 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 809 military records available for the last name Greenhow. For the veterans among your Greenhow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Greenhow Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenhow lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Greenhow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Greenhow in 1945 was 32, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greenhow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenhow 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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