Last name: GREAVES

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GREAVES : This last name is indexed 113,523 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GREAVES : English:: 1: topographic name from Old English grǣfe ‘brushwood thicket’ or a habitational name from any of the places called with this word. In Yorkshire the name comes from The Greaves in Beeley (Derbyshire) now known as Beeley Hilltop. In Lancashire the name may instead derive from a locality called Greaves in Preston.2: alternatively it may be a variant of Greve with post-medieval excrescent -s or of Graves or Grieves.

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