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

Gardenhire Early Origins



The surname Gardenhire 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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Gardenhire Spelling Variations


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Gardenhire Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Gardenhire include Gaertner, Gardner, Gardener, Gartener, Gaertener, Gaerdener, Gaerdner, Gaerthner, Gaerthener, Garthner and many more.

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Gardenhire Early History


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Gardenhire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gardenhire 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 Gardenhire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gardenhire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gardenhire Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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 Gardenhires to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gardenhire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gardenhire (post 1700)



  • James B. Gardenhire (d. 1862), American Republican politician, Missouri State Attorney General, 1851-56; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. B. Gardenhire, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. Clay Gardenhire Jr., American politician, Mayor of Bartow, Florida, 1951 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Erasmus Lee Gardenhire (1815-1899), American politician, Member of Tennessee State Senate, 1849-51; Representative from Tennessee in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; Member of Tennessee State Legislature, 1875-77 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. 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).
  4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The Gardenhire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gardenhire 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.

This page was last modified on 23 November 2015 at 10:53.

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