What does the name Green mean?
The Green surname has old Saxon (from the Old English 'grene') and Norse roots, common throughout England and Ireland. Green is mostly thought to have geographical origins, referring to someone who lives near or at a village green, or some kind of grassy area. Sometimes the surname is believed to come from someone given a descriptive name of being young or inexperienced, and can also relate to the person who played the part of the 'Green Man' in May Day celebrations.
The earliest occurrence of the Green surname in our family history documents is from 1420, and we currently have 4,795,973 records where Green appears.
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Typical jobs for Greens
Hard-working people, the Greens. 4840 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Greens lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Green in London.
Greens’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Greens were angels, apparently. We found 6337 in criminal records.
Greens in World War I
According to the World War I records, 7188 Greens served in the First World War.