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  • Hugh Greenlees (b. - 1863)
    "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910" Name: Hugh Greenlies Spouse's Name: Ann Harvey Event Date: 27 Mar 1817 Event Place: Killean And Kilchenzie,Argyll,Scotland Indexing Project (Batch) Numbe...
  • Gavin Greenlees, b1 (1836 - 1888)
    Gavin went to NSW Australia in 1885 Death Notice:
  • Gavin Greenlees (1769 - 1846)
    "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950" Name: Gavin Greenlees Gender: Male Christening Date: 05 Mar 1769 Christening Place: , SOUTHEND, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND Father's Name: John Greenlee...
  • David Greenlees (deceased)
  • Archibald Greenlees (1775 - 1846)
    Marriage Scotland's People 01/06/1798 GRENLEES ARCHIBALD HELLEN TEMPLETON/FR1393 (FR1393) M CAMPBELTOWN /ARGYLL 507/00 0050 0046 "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910" Name: Archibald Grenlees ...

Greenlees family

Research page

The object of this project is to gather together resources and information about the Greenlees family (see name variants below). The aim is to have a gathering ground for those interested in researching the name and to connect Geni profiles and researchers to one another.

The Greenlees family is wide spread with families located in many countries. The name originates in Scotland but has strong Irish connections. Any information is welcome!

Name Variants

The surname probably originates from the place names in Lanarkshire and possibly comes from the Scottish word meaning Green meadow (ley meaning meadow).

Greenlee; Greenleaf; Greenlees; Greenleas; Greenlies; Grinlies

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Small, disconnected families on Geni

These are small twigs built from records on either Scotland's People or Family Search. As yet they have not been linked to the main Greenlees tree but hopefully in time will slip in somewhere!

Couples on Geni

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Greenlees People of Renown

  • Greenlees - Whisky Distillers

Greenlees family online

These families do not appear to be on Geni

  • - James Greenlee (1707 - 1757 Pennsylvania) m to Mary Elizabeth McDowell born in Ireland 1711 - 1809. He came from the north of Ireland with Ephraim McDowell and family, about 1727-29. They landed in Delaware and went from there to Pennsylvania.