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Greene Family History

Greene Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Green . In North America this surname has assimilated cognates from other languages.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Green, Greener, Breese, Breen, Greeney, Gresens, Breene, Greve, Grewe

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Where is the Greene family from?

You can see how Greene families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greene family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greene families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 289 Greene families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Greene's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Greene families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greene surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greene ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Greene. 8% of Greene men worked as a General Labourer and 62% of Greene women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greene were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Carpenter joiner
    7%
  • Clerk In Holy Orders
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    62%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Census Records

There are 322,000 census records available for the last name Greene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greene census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Greene. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 108,000 military records available for the last name Greene. For the veterans among your Greene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greene lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Greene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greene in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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