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Origins of the Greene surname

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About the Greenes

We have a total number of 29226 records for people with the last name Greene.

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Where do most Greenes live?

In 1921, most Greenes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Greenes

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 9,470 records for the Greene surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Greenes most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Greenes.

What are the most common Greene first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Greene family members

Common jobs for Greenes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Greenes in 1921


Living On Own Means




Domestic Servant


Private Means


Common Male occupations for Greenes in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Farm Hands








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