Gaertner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Gaertner family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Gaertner 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 Gaertner is derived from the German noun "gartner," which means "gardener."

Early Origins of the Gaertner family

The surname Gaertner 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 Gaertner family

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Gaertner 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 Gaertner include Gaertner, Gardner, Gardener, Gartener, Gaertener, Gaerdener, Gaerdner, Gaerthner, Gaerthener, Garthner and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaertner family (pre 1700)

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Gaertner Ranking

In the United States, the name Gaertner is the 16,161st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Gaertner migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Gaertners to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Gaertner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Maria Magdalena Gaertner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Johann Georg Gaertner, who settled in America in 1782
Gaertner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Gaertner, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • R J C Gaertner, who arrived in Desterro, Brazil in 1850 [2]
  • Katharina Gaertner, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [2]
  • Frederick G Gaertner, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1875 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaertner (post 1700) +

  • Susan Gaertner, American Minnesota politician and the former County Attorney
  • Carl Gaertner (1898-1952), American artist
  • Hildesuse Gaertner (b. 1923), former German alpine skier
  • Claus Theo Gaertner (b. 1943), German television actor
  • Henriette Gaertner (b. 1975), German pianist
  • Friedrich von Gaertner (1791-1847), German architect
  • Christian Gaertner (1705-1782), German telescope maker and astronomer
  • Joseph Gaertner (1732-1791), German botanist
  • Eduard Gaertner (1801-1877), German painter and lithographer
  • Gustav Gaertner (1855-1937), Austrian pathologist
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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook