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Gartner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Gärtner): occupational name for a gardener or vintner from an agent derivative of Middle High German garte ‘enclosure garden’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and in Slovenia (see 2 below). Compare Gaertner and Gardner . Slovenian: of German origin (see 1 above). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Slovenized variant Gartnar.

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

Similar surnames: Garner, Garten, Gertner, Garber, Bortner, Gurtner, Ganter, Portner

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Where is the Gartner family from?

You can see how Gartner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gartner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gartner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Gartner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 45% of all the recorded Gartner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gartner families in 1840.
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What did your Gartner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gartner. 13% of Gartner men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Gartner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gartner were Clerk and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Gartner. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Gartner. For the veterans among your Gartner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gartner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gartner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gartner in 1949 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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