When Fern Florence Green was born on 9 August 1923, in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Warren Rawlings Green, was 24 and her mother, Clara Esther Crooker, was 23. She married Russell William Howe on 28 April 1944, in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Brooklyn Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years. She died on 2 January 1997, in Big Lake Township, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mound Cemetery, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin, Minnesota, 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 .