Earnest Greer

Brief Life History of Earnest

When Earnest Greer was born on 8 May 1887, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John S Greer, was 47 and his mother, Mahala Holloway, was 40. He lived in Madison Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 16 March 1904, at the age of 16.

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John S Greer
Mahala Holloway
Mary Elizabeth Greer
John Greer
Elijah Greer
Leon Greer
James A. Greer
Daisy Dean Greer
Charles Greer
Birttie Greer
Earnest Greer
Hattie Greer

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  • Earnest Greer in household of John Greer, "United States Census, 1900"

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Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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