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.
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.