The Greet Family in Cornwall

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According to the respected Cornish historian Charles Henderson, the Greet surname seems to be "peculiar to the Tregony, Veryan and Roseland districts". The Roseland is a colloquial term which applies to the four parishes of St Anthony, Gerrans, St Just and Philleigh.

Although highly concentrated in that particular area, the Greet name can be found all over Cornwall in many other parishes.

The Roseland

In Cornwall, the name Greet is thought to derive from the Cornish word crug or creeg; which means a mound or barrow (burial mound). Near St Ives there is a place called Parc an Greet, which means the field of the mound or barrow.

The Greet families of Cornwall were mostly farmers and agricultural labourers, with just a few mariners and miners.

Profiles of Greet folk from Cornwall can be found here:

The earliest dated Greet profile on Wikitree is that of Richard Greet of St Just in Roseland.

Some of the early Greets were documented by Charles Henderson in his History of St Just in Roseland and St Mawes. He described them as being the Greets of Halewartha. Halwartha is near St Mawes. Greet of Halewartha

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