Greenwood Family History
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Greenwood Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived in a dense forest, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named, as for example Greenwood in Heathfield, East Sussex. English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably of German Grünwald (see Gruenwald). English translation of French Boisvert.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press