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Greenhill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places in England named Greenhill usually from Old English grēne ‘green’ + hyll ‘hill’. However Greenhill in Worcestershire is probably named from Old English grīma ‘specter goblin’ + hyll ‘hill’. The name may also have been a topographic name for one who lived ‘(by the) green hill’. Compare Grinnell . Americanized form (translation into English) of German or Jewish Grünberg (see Grunberg ).

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


Similar surnames: Greenfield, Greenwell, Greenwood, Greenhow, Green, Underhill

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Where is the Greenhill family from?

You can see how Greenhill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greenhill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Greenhill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 282 Greenhill families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Greenhill's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Greenhill families in 1891.
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What did your Greenhill 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 Greenhill. 14% of Greenhill men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Greenhill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greenhill were Poultry Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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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
    14%
  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • Poultry Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Greenhill. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Greenhill. For the veterans among your Greenhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greenhill lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Greenhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Greenhill in 1952 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

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