When Hannah Marrilla Green was born in 1811, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, her father, Rhodes Green, was 25 and her mother, Lydia Hartshorn, was 21. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Nathaniel Rochester Starks. She lived in Jackson Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Rutland Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died in 1875, in Tioga, Pennsylvania, 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 .