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Type Surname (from location & ornamental)
Usage German, Jewish
Other Forms FormsGruen, Green (Americanized)

Meaning & History

from Middle High German gruoni "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 called with this word such as Gruna Grunau in Silesia. Cognate of Green.
Added 11/5/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 3/17/2024 by Paradiso36