Lardner Family History
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Lardner Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a servant in charge of a larder or storeroom for provisions, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English lardiner, an altered form of Anglo-Norman French larder (Late Latin lardarium, a derivative of lar(i)dum ‘bacon fat’). According to Reaney, the name Lard(i)ner was also given to a servant who oversaw the pannage of hogs in the forest.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press