Greenwood is a British surname, believed to be derived from the Greenwood or Greenwode settlement near Heptonstall in the metropolitan district of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. It was the homestead of Wyomarus de Greenwode, believed to be the principal ancestor of British Greenwoods. [1 ] People with the surname Greenwood [edit ] Al Greenwood (born 1951), American keyboard player Alfred B. Greenwood (1811–1889) American lawyer and politician Anthony Greenwood, Baron Greenwood of Rossendale (1911–1982), English politician Arthur Greenwood (1880–1954), British politician Arthur H. Greenwood (1880–1963), American politician Bob Greenwood (baseball) (1928–1994), Mexican Major League Baseball player Bobby Greenwood (golfer) (born 1938), American golfer Bobby Greenwood (American football) (born 1987), American football offensive tackle Bruce Greenwood (born 1956), Canadian film actor Caleb Greenwood, trapper, guide, and early pioneer of the American West Charlotte Greenwood (1890–1977), American actress Chester Greenwood (1858–1937), American inventor of earmuffs Clarence Greenwood alias Citizen Cope, American musician Colin Greenwood (born 1969), British bassist for Radiohead Debbie Greenwood, British television presenter Dick Greenwood (born 1940), English rugby union footballer Doctor Greenwood (1860–1951), Blackburn Rovers and England international footballer Don Greenwood, co-creator of the board game Age of Renaissance Duncan Greenwood (1919–1992), English playwright Ed Greenwood (born 1959), Canadian library clerk, inventor of the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting Frederick Greenwood (1830–1909), English journalist Greenwood LeFlore (1800–1865), an American Indian, Chief of the Choctaw tribe Harry Greenwood (1881–1948), English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross Ivor Greenwood (1926–1976), Australian Senator and Attorney General (1971, 1972, and 1975) James Greenwood (journalist) (1832–1929), British journalist and writer James C. Greenwood (born 1951), American politician from the state of Pennsylvania Joan Greenwood (1921–1987), British actress John Greenwood (Puritan), (died 1593), English Puritan and Separatist John Greenwood (dentist) (1760–1819), George Washington's dentist, the "Father of Modern Dentistry" and Revolutionary War patriot John D. H. Greenwood, English composer of classical and film music John Greenwood (artist), colonial American artist John Greenwood (bus operator) (died 1851), a pioneer of omnibus services in England John Greenwood (executive), (1950–2008) catering executive John Greenwood (cricketer, born 1851) (1851–1935), cricketer John Greenwood (cricketer, born 1800) Jonny Greenwood (born 1971), musician and composer John Greenwood, pseudonym of John Buxton Hilton, British crime writer John DH Greenwood (1889–1975), English film score composer Jonny Greenwood (born 1971), English guitarist for Radiohead Joseph Greenwood (died 1861), New Zealand politician and soldier Kathy Greenwood (born 1962), Canadian comedienne Kerry Greenwood, Australian author of the Phryne Fisher mystery series L. C. Greenwood (born 1946), American football player Laura Greenwood (born 1991), English actress Lee Greenwood (born 1942), American singer and composer Major Greenwood (1880–1949), English epidemiologist and statistician Morlon Greenwood (born 1978), American footballer Nimrod Greenwood (born 1929), Australian rower Norman Greenwood (1925–2012), Australian-British chemist Paul Greenwood (born 1947), accused of securities fraud Ron Greenwood (1921–2006), manager of the English national football team Ross Greenwood (footballer) (born 1985), English footballer Ross Greenwood (journalist) (fl. 1986–2008), Australian journalist Ryan Greenwood (born 1967), South African Software Quality Specialist Walter Greenwood (1903–1974), English novelist Will Greenwood (born 1972), English rugby union footballer, son of Dick Greenwood Fictional [edit ] David Greenwood, a character from J. G. Ballard's Super-Cannes Deputy Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood, a regular cast character from the television show Gunsmoke Esther Greenwood, main character from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar [edit ] ^ Greenwood, Frederick. "Chapter 3: English History of the Family and Origin of the Name". Greenwood genealogies, 1154-1914 : the ancestry and descendants of Thomas Greenwood of Newton Massachusetts, Nathaniel and Samuel Greenwood of Boston, Massachusetts, John Greenwood of Virginia, and many later arrivals in America, also the early history of the Greenwoods in England, and the arms they used. New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company. pp. 15–23.