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Origin and popularity of the name GREENHILL


Greenhill : 1: English: habitational name from any of various minor places in England named Greenhill usually from Old English grēne ‘green’ + hyll ‘hill’. However Greenhill in Worcestershire is probably named from Old English grīma ‘specter goblin’ + hyll ‘hill’. The name may also have been a topographic name for one who lived ‘(by the) green hill’. Compare Grinnell.2: Americanized form (translation into English) of German or Jewish Grünberg (see Grunberg).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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