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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Grün) : from Middle High German grūene ‘green’, ‘fresh’, ‘raw’, hence a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green, a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, such as Gruna, Grunau in Silesia.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German grün ‘green’.

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