Green Family Background

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Surname Meaning

Name given to those who often wore the colour green, or lived at/near the village green. Also given as a nickname for someone who was inexperienced or immature, or played the part of the 'Green Man' at May Day celebrations. Derives from the Old English word 'grene' and the German word 'Grün'. It also relates to any place in North Germany which uses 'Gren' in it's name

Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Green Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Green family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 2,567
Female Servant 1,698
Independent 1,164
Labourer 1,004
Male Servant 749
Farmer 687
Shoe Maker 360
Ag Labourer 282
Weaver 263
Cotton Weaver 257
Carpenter 235
Dress Maker 219
Tailor 210
Coal Miner 193
Servant 153
Gardener 150
Blacksmith 145
Pauper 141
Silk Weaver 135
Apprentice 134
Butcher 126
Baker 119
Laundress 105
Ag Lab 103
Clerk 99

Green Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Green 100% 621,951
2 Greene 83% 5,006
3 Grain 60% 2,798
4 Guerin 50% 1,164
5 Garn 40% 1,110
6 Gran 60% 839
7 Grane 40% 739
8 Grun 60% 739
9 Garne 40% 619
10 Grine 40% 429
11 Gorin 40% 425
12 Gren 80% 314
13 Garin 40% 248
14 Garon 40% 217
15 Grenn 80% 214
16 Grean 80% 184
17 Green Wood 50% 173
18 Gearon 33% 150
19 Graine 50% 142
20 Garan 40% 141
21 Greeen 83% 140
22 Grone 40% 139
23 Gurn 40% 136
24 Garen 60% 134
25 Goren 60% 120
26 Grin 60% 118
27 Goran 40% 110

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The surname Green is the most popular version of all its varients

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