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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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