Rignal Green

9 November 1811–
Fairfield, Ohio, United States

The Life of Rignal

When Rignal Green was born on 9 November 1811, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States, his father, John Green, was 46 and his mother, Ruhama Nichols, was 42. He married Sarah Green on 18 July 1829, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hocking Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States in 1840 and Harrison Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Rignal Green
Mariah Green
Marriage: 7 December 1834
Martin V B Green
Elizabeth Green
James M Green
Maria Green

Spouse and Children


    Mariah Green


7 December 1834
Wayne, Ohio, United States


    Martin V B Green


    Elizabeth Green


    James M Green


    Maria Green


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 25

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 35

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) 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). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Regnal Green, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rignol Green, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Regual Green, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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