Gardner Family History

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Gardner Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Gardener. Probably a translated form of German Gärtner (see Gartner).

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


Similar surnames: Garner, Gardener, Gartner, Warner, Gordner, Gardiner, Gertner

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Gardner Family Origin

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Gardner Family Occupations

What did your Gardner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gardner family was Carpenter. The most common Gardner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gardner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gardner.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gardner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gardner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gardner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gardner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gardner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gardner. For the veterans among your Gardner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gardner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gardner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gardner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gardner in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gardner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gardner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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