Origin and Meaning

English: The surname Green is one of the most common and widespread surnames, and originally derived from Old English grene which means 'green' and was most likely surname for someone living in the village greene, the centre or main square of a region. Alternately it could have been a nickname for someone who liked to dress in green or who played the part of the Green Man in the May Day celebrations.

The surname Green was first found in Kent.

Spelling variations: Green, Greene.

Green Coat of Arms

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