When William Charles Green was born on 16 March 1929, in Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colorado, United States, his father, Perry Clair Green, was 27 and his mother, Joy Given Parker, was 21. He died on 8 August 1993, in Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colorado, United States, at the age of 64.
English: either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or was young or immature, or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green (Middle English grene, a transferred use of the color term). This is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. In North America it has assimilated cognates from other languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen ) and Dutch Groen ; compare 7 below. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
English: alternatively, from a Middle English personal name Grene.
Irish: adopted for Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’, a personal name from a pet form of uaine ‘green’, see Honan .
Possible Related Names
As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.