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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


Similar surnames: Garber, Karner, Marner, Gartner, Barner, Warner, Lardner, Galler

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Garner Family Origin

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Garner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Garner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Garner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garner.

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