Gardener Family History

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Gardener Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French gardinier ‘gardener’. In medieval times this normally denoted a cultivator of edible produce in an orchard or kitchen garden, rather than one who tended ornamental lawns and flower beds. Americanized form of French Desjardins or German Gärtner (see Gartner).

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

Similar surnames: Gardner, Garden, Garner, Lardner, Gardiner, Gartner, Gardinier

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Gardener Family Origin

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Gardener Family Occupations

What did your Gardener ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gardener occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Gardener's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gardener. A less common occupation for the Gardener family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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

Gardener Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Gardener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gardener 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Gardener. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Gardener Life Expectancy

What is the average Gardener lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gardener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gardener in 1947 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gardener

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gardener 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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