Joseph Greenland

Male1767–18 March 1846

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Greenland was born in 1767, in St Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jeremiah Greenland, was 22 and his mother, Hester Hitchman, was 23. He died on 18 March 1846, in Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Jeremiah Greenland
Hester Hitchman
Charles Francis Greenland
Joseph Greenland

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    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 34

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 41

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 48

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) green meadow’, Middle English grene, grein + land, or a habitational name from a minor place so named.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Groenland and possibly also of German Grönland: habitational name from any of several farmsteads or hamlets so named, with the same meaning as 1 above, from Dutch groen, Low German grön ‘green’ + land ‘land’. The surname Grönland is very rare in Germany.

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

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