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Origin and popularity of the name GREENAMYER


Greenamyer : Americanized form of German Grünemeier or Grön(e)meier (see Gronemeyer) a compound name from Middle High German grüene ‘green fresh’ or Middle Low German grōne + Middle High German meier ‘(tenant) farmer’ probably in the early period of surname formation denoting a farmer whose land was in a woodland clearing. In later formations the first element taken from a placename or topographic feature may have been added to distinguish the bearer from other bearers of the common surname Meyer.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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