When Orley Greenwell was born on 11 June 1868, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, his father, John F Greenwell, was 25 and his mother, Matilda Billings, was 19. He died before 1899, at the age of 30.
English (Durham and Northumberland): habitational name from Greenwell (Cumbria) or Greenwell in Wolsingham (Durham), Middle English grene ‘green’ + welle ‘spring, stream’. The name may sometimes have been confused with Grindle .
History: The main English family of this name came originally from Greenwell, Wolsingham, County Durham, where they are recorded as owning land as early as 1183.
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