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About the study
History of the name
Some notable Greenheads include a family of eight musicians who formed the Cremona Musical Union in the nineteenth century. The Union comprised of Zara Greenhead (Violin & Contralto Vocalist), Charles Greenhead (Viola), Marie Greenhead (Violoncello), Everard Greenhead (Contra Bass & Buffo-Baritone), Sophie Angeline Greenhead (Flute), Miranda Greenhead (French Flageolet & Soprano Vocalist) who at that time claimed to be the only female French Flageolet player in the World, Lizzie Greenhead (Pianoforte & Soprano Vocalist) and Henri Greenhead (Cornet & Buffo-Baritone). The Musical Union always dressed in period costumes and once played for HRH Prince George the Prince of Wales.
Bernard Greenhead is another notable member of the family that I have discovered and his claim to fame is that his timely kick saved the television transmission of the Coronation of King George VI on 12 May 1937.
Distribution of the name
All entries from the General Register Office BMD Indexes for England & Wales from 1837 to 2002. Complete extracts from the 1881 and 1901 UK Census' with some data from the 1851, 1861, 1871 & 1891 UK Census returns. All information from the International Genealogical Indexes and some data from Parish Registers.
I would be very pleased to help anyone with an interest in the Greenhead family seeking information on their ancestors and would also be interested in receiving information that might assist me in my quest to complete the Greenhead family tree.