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Gardner family

Gardner

Origin of the surname
Gardner is a surname of English, Scottish or Irish origin. Some sources claim that it is an occupational surname that comes from the word "gardener." It would have been an occupational name that reflected the status of the head gardner of a noble or even royal house. Derived from the Northern French word "gardin" and introduced into the British Isles after the Norman Invasion of 1066. This word was itself a diminutive of the pre 7th century Germanic word "gard", meaning an enclosure. The function of the "gardiniere" in medieval times was a very important one. He was responsible for the kitchen garden, which provided almost the only source of fresh food and herbs, and hence played a critical part in maintaining the health of the household. The use of the word "gardener" refers to one who tends ornamental lawns and flower beds, and is a later application.

Other sources claim that the name derives from the Saxon words gar, meaning "a weapon", and dyn' meaning "sound or alarm". When combined with the termination "er" we get the name Gair-den-er,” meaning a warrior or one who bears arms.

Early variants included Gardyner, Gardener, Gardenar, Gardinier, Gardiner, and Gardner; the last two are the most common today." Spelling variations include: Gardiner, Gardner, and others.

In the UK the surname was first in Oxfordshire where they were seated from very early times. Early records show William le Gardinier in County Rutland in 1199; William Gardin at Huntingdon in 1218; John atte Gardyne in Sussex in 1296; and Walter le Gardiner in London in 1292.

Australia
George Gardner arrived in Australia on 25 Feb 1836 as a convict aged about 23 years old aboard Recovery. He married Mary Grimes at Capertee (NSW) on 14 Feb 1846. They lived their lives in the Central West of NSW. George died at Coonamble in 1890 and is buried in Coonamble cemetery.

Gardner ancestors
Our more recent Gardner ancestors include:

Gardner Clan

The Gardner clan descends from George Gardner (1813 - 1890)

  • Legend:
  • Subject
  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Spouse
  • Duplicate
George Gardner
(b. Abt 1813, d. 1890)
Mary J. Grimes
(b. 1828, d. Abt 1911)
Attwood C. Gardner
(b. 1862, d. 1937)
Frances Kemp
(b. 1859, d. 1943)
Attwood C. Gardner
(b. 1886, d. Aft 1937)
Bertha A. Gardner
(b. 1887, d. Aft 1937)
Emma M. Gardner
(b. 1890, d. Aft 1937)
Amy L. Gardner
(b. 1892, d. 1952)
James Jolliffe
(b. 1883, d. 1969)
Reginald A. Fleming
(b. 1908, d. 1984)
Reginald B. Fleming
(b. 1929, d. 2016)
Halvene T. Kessey
(b. 1934, d. 2005)
James B. Fleming
(b. 1935, d. 2019)
Elena McGilvray
(b. Abt 1940)
Johannes ("Matthijs") Willemsen
(b. Abt 1917, d. 1945)
Jacques Pelissot
(b. Abt 1915, d. 1984)
Merle Jolliffe
(b. 1911, d. 2014)
Isobel Jolliffe
(b. 1913, d. 2011)
Fred Carmen
(b. 1907, d. Abt 1991)
Dianne Carmen
(b. Abt 1946)
Richard Carmen
(b. 1947, d. 1977)
David Carmen
(b. 1955)
Elyse Wergs
(b. Abt 1955)
Wilfred J. Jolliffe
(b. 1915, d. Abt 1992)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Unnamed t. Jolliffe
(b. Abt 1917, d. Abt 1917)
Brian A. Jolliffe
(b. 1924, d. 2013)
Clarinda M. Gardner
(b. 1893, d. Aft 1937)
Vida R. Gardner
(b. 1895, d. 1967)
Leo Finucane
(d. 1946)
Mary Finucane
(b. Abt 1917)
Verna Finucane
(b. Abt 1919)
Olga Finucane
(b. Abt 1921)
Reginald Finucane
(b. Abt 1922, d. 1923)
Stella Finucane
(b. Abt 1923)
John Finucane
(b. Abt 1925)
James Finucane
(b. Abt 1927)
Anthony Finucane
(b. Abt 1928, d. 1929)
Josephine Finucane
(b. Abt 1930)
Peter Finucane
(b. Abt 1933)
Paul Finucane
(b. Abt 1936)
Richard Finucane
(b. Abt 1939)
Robert Finucane
(b. Abt 1943)
Georgina J. Gardner
(b. 1897, d. Aft 1937)
Nora O. Gardner
(b. 1900, d. Aft 1937)
Audrey Ingram
(b. Abt 1935)
Norman A. Gordon
(b. Abt 1957)
Fiona Tully
(b. Abt 1959)
Albert G. Gardner
(b. 1902, d. Bef 1937)
Daisy Gardner
(b. Aft 1902)
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  • Daughter
  • Son
  • Spouse
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