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The Gartner family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a gardener. The surname Gartner originally derived from the Old French word gardinier. It was later adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright. Similarly, surnames of office, which include military, judicial, papal and other positions of authority, are widespread throughout Europe. Those who were involved in the military, or feudal armies, were given names such as the English surname Archer, the French name Chevalier and the German name Jeger, which means hunter. Names that were derived from judicial and papal titles, such asBailiffe, Squire and Abbott, are still commonly seen with the same surname spelling today.


The surname Gartner was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times. Early records show William le Gardinier in county Rutland in 1199; William Gardin, listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Huntingdon in 1218, John atte Gardyne, listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296; and Walter le Gardiner listed in the Subsidy Rolls for London in 1292.

Gartner has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Gardiner, Gardner and others.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gartner research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1300, 1370, 1426, 1454, 1545, 1493, 1555, 1531, 1478, 1591, 1662, 1640, 1592, 1674, 1624, 1599, 1663, 1635, 1637, 1705, 1695, 1705, 1604 and are included under the topic Early Gartner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Stephen Gardiner (c.1493-1555), English prelate, who was made Bishop of Winchester (1531); Richard Gardyner, Lord Mayor of London in 1478; Thomas Gardiner (1591-1662), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640, supporter of the Royalist cause in...

Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gartner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the Gartner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Gartners to arrive on North American shores:

Gartner 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
  • ...

Gartner 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
  • ...

  • 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
  • ...

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    Other References

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    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Gartner Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Gartner 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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