Gardenier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Gardenier family

The surname Gardenier 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 Gardenier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gardenier research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1654, 1712, 1720, 1732, 1791, 1792, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Gardenier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Early Notables of the Gardenier family (pre 1700)

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United States Gardenier migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gardenier or a variant listed above:

Gardenier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jacob Gardenier, who landed in New York, NY in 1637 [1]
  • Jacob Janse Gardenier, who arrived in New York in 1638 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gardenier (post 1700) +

  • Jacob Gardenier, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tryon County, 1779-81 [2]
  • Barent Gardenier (1762-1822), American politician, Representative from New York, 1807-11 [2]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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