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From: k morris <>
Subject: Greenaway surname
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 07:54:06 -0800 (PST)
Hello to all fellow Greenaway researchers,
We have had postings recently about three Sarah Greenaways in susex at different times within the past couple of centuries.
So far nobody has suggested any definite tie in between these people.
A look at the surname Greenaway, and its much rarer variant Grinaway, shows that there are currently about 5211 people called Greenaway, plus 20 Grinaways. This puts it at 1528 in the ranking of "popularity" of surnames.
In 1881 there were, coincidentally, 1881 people called Greenaway, plus 20 Grinaways. Of the Greenaways, only 33 were in Sussex, according to the Surname Atlas CD, although there were 171 in Kent, 188 in Surrey and 56 in Hampshire.
It seems that Greenaway is a pretty uncommon name in Sussex. Could I suggest that it means there is a better than average likelihood of a connection between the three whose details have been posted?
What do others think?
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