Origin and Meaning

English: The surname Greener dates back to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Greener family lived in Greenhalgh in Kirkham and Greenhalgh Castle in Garstang. The surname Greener originally derived from Old English grene which means 'green' which was the centre or main square of each region and halh which means 'nook' or 'recess'. Many inhabitants in various counties adopted this surname. The surname Greener was usually given to a person who resided near a hill, stream, church or type of tree.

The surname Greener was first found in Lancashire.

The surname Greener was also found in Greenhaugh in Northumberland.

Spelling variations: Greener, Greenhalgh, Greenhow, Greenhough, Greenhall, Grüner.

Greener Coat of Arms

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