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Garner Family History

Garner Name Meaning
English: from Anglo-Norman French gerner ‘granary’ (Old French grenier, from Late Latin granarium, a derivative of granum ‘grain’). It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a barn or granary, or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of the stores kept in a granary.English: variant of Warner 1, from a central Old French form.English: reduced form of Gardener.South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German garn ‘thread’; by extension, an occupational name for a fisherman.Altered spelling of Gerner.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Garner Families

  • Number of Garner families
     259 - 516
     87 - 258
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Garner families
     822 - 1,641
     275 - 821
     1 - 274
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Garner families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Garner Family Origin

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Garner Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Garner

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Garner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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