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Whether you are a Greathead, were a Greathead, related to a Greathead, enjoy one of the variants Gratehead, Greatheed, Greathed, Greethead, Grethed, Greated or just interested in the family or name I hope you find items of interest within these pages.  One day maybe I will discover that all those born to the name are related.  Do have fun exploring the following pages and let me know what you think.  Maybe you have some amendments or additions  Maybe you can add some stories and/or photographs.
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My grandfather Thomas Greathead was quite an artist and painted this picture in an autograph album in 1911.  The gentleman in the middle talking is a very good likeness of him.  The words below show his sense of humour.

Tom Greathead to a fellow tourist "Yes sir! We are indeed a very ancient family.  That is a bust of one of my earliest ancestors"

Tom Greathead to a fellow tourist. 

Yes Sir! We are a very  ancient family. 

 That is the bust of one of my earliest ancestors

The surname GREATHEAD seems to mean just that; someone with a remarkably large head.  I like to think maybe the large head contains brains used to help achieve whatever we choose to do in life.  Now there's a thought!!!

The name of Greathead corresponds to the French GrossÍte and the German Groeskopf.

My maiden name was GREATHEAD and I am attempting a One-Name Study of the name of GREATHEAD. This will include eventually everyone who enjoyed the name by birth, adoption, marriage or by choice, both living and dead. I am keen to contact all GREATHEAD's and anyone related to them.  If you can help or want to research any particular branch or twig with me do let me know. 

I have registered this study with the Guild of One-Name Studies
Membership no. 3994 

with The Surname Society Membership no. 76

I also have a One Place Study - of the village of Wonersh in Surrey
Membership no. 8                        
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