is the ancestral home of the Gaerthener family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames
in the 12th century. Gaerthener 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 Gaerthener is derived from the German noun "gartner," which means "gardener."
Early Origins of the Gaerthener family
The surname Gaerthener 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.
Early History of the Gaerthener family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaerthener 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 Gaerthener History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gaerthener Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Gaerthener include Gaertner, Gardner, Gardener, Gartener, Gaertener, Gaerdener, Gaerdner, Gaerthner, Gaerthener, Garthner and many more.
Early Notables of the Gaerthener family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gaerthener family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Gaerthener surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Hans Pedder Gartner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1731; as did Johann Wilhelm Gartner in 1748. Johann Georg Gaertner came to America in 1782; and Christian Gaertner settled in Texas in 1846..