Garner Family History

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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

What did your Garner ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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Garner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 381,000 census records available for the last name Garner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garner 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Garner. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Garner. For the veterans among your Garner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garner Life Expectancy

What is the average Garner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Garner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Garner in 1940 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garner 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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