Green/ Greene Name & History

Origin:

English

History:

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 grene) 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).

References:

www.ancestry.com (accessed April 26, 2010)