Gardiner Family History

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Gardiner Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gardener.

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

Similar surnames: Gardener, Garner, Gardner, Marriner, Gainer, Garnier, Gardinier

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Gardiner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gardiner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gardiner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Gardiner Family Origin

Where is the Gardiner family from?

Gardiner Family Occupations

What did your Gardiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gardiner. The most common Gardiner occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Gardiner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gardiner family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Fisherman


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

Gardiner Historical Records

What Gardiner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 324,000 census records available for the last name Gardiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gardiner 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Gardiner. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Gardiner. For the veterans among your Gardiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gardiner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gardiner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gardiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gardiner in 1941 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gardiner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gardiner 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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