Greenhalgh Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Greenhalgh Name Meaning: Habitational from either of two places in Lancashire. Old english grene 'green' + holh 'hollow'.

The name is of english origin with the first recorded spelling shown to be that of 'Richard De Grenhal',dated 1230.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Greenhalgh Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Greenhalgh family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 281
Weaver 94
Coal Miner 54
Cotton Spinner 48
Collier 39
Labourer 36
Independent 34
Silk Weaver 27
Agricultural Labourer 26
Female Servant 26
Bleacher 26
Cotton Piecer 26
Carter 17
Blacksmith 16
Spinner 15
Farmer 13
Piecer 13
Mechanic 11
Tailor 11
Cotton Winder 10
Dyer 10
Joiner 10
Power Loom Weaver 10
Cotton Rover 9
Engineer 9

Greenhalgh Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Greenhalgh 100% 43,685
2 Greenholgh 90% 209

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