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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gärtner


German


Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Gärtner family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Gärtner is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a family whose profession was gardening. The surname Gärtner is derived from the German noun "gartner," which means "gardener."

Gärtner Early Origins



The surname Gärtner was first found in Bavaria, where the family came from noble beginnings as a patrician family of Nuremberg and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Gärtner Spelling Variations


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Gärtner Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Gärtner include Gaertner, Gardner, Gardener, Gartener, Gaertener, Gaerdener, Gaerdner, Gaerthner, Gaerthener, Garthner and many more.

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Gärtner Early History


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Gärtner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gärtner research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1654, 1712, 1720, 1732, 1791, 1792, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Gärtner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gärtner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gärtner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gärtner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gärtner or a variant listed above:

Gärtner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Gartner, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Margarita Gartner, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Hans Pedder Gartner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Friederick Gartner, aged 35, landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Georg Gartner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gärtner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Gartner, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Christian Gartner, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Mrs. Anton Gartner, who landed in America in 1851
  • Anna Barb Gartner, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Kath Gartner, aged 28, landed in America in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gärtner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gärtner (post 1700)



  • Gideon I. Gartner (b. 1935), American founder of Gartner, a Stamford, Connecticut information technology company
  • Wolfgang Gartner (b. 1982), born Joseph Youngman, an American house music producer and DJ
  • Lawrence Mitchel Gartner (b. 1933), American physician; his work and research in pediatrics has earned him various awards
  • William Gartner, American politician, Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1898-99
  • Kenneth L. Gartner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 10th District, 2001
  • Joseph O. Gartner, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 18th District, 1961
  • George Gartner, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1888-93
  • Frederick J. Gartner Jr. (1906-1984), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1935-44
  • Fred Christian Gartner (1896-1972), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1933-34
  • Russel Gartner, Australian former rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Gärtner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gärtner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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