When James "Jim" Green was born on 19 March 1797, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, John Green, was 24 and his mother, Ann Giddens, was 24. He married Susanna "Susie" Hammond on 31 May 1822, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 19 September 1869, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Green Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States.
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 .
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