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The Garner surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal name Garnier. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Old French word "gerner," or "gernier" which means a "storehouse for corn" or "keeper of the granary." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
[3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
However, we should point out to the reader that Bardsley disagrees with this latter in his reference: "It has nothing to do with a granary, as suggested by Lower." He claims that the name could have also been originally an occupational name as in "the gardener," which was corrupted to Gardner and later Garner. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Garner Early Origins



The surname Garner was first found in Rutland where the first record was found in the original Latin form, Garnerius de Nugent who was listed there 1170-1183. Later Geoffre Gerner was listed in the Feet of Fines of Essex in 1272 and Willam del Gerner was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in 1332. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 has only one listing of the family, Stephen Gemer who was listed as being in Lincolnshire at that time. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists Johannes Garner. The Lancashire Wills at Richmond list: Christopher Gardiner, or Garner in 1584; John Gardiner, or Garner, of Aldingham in the same year; and Christopher Garner, of Much Urswicke in 1575. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Garner Spelling Variations


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Garner Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Garner are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Garner include: Garner, Garnier, Gerner and others.

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Garner Early History


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Garner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garner research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1170 and 1280 are included under the topic Early Garner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Garner or a variant listed above:

Garner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Garner, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • Alex. Garner, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Alex Garner, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Edmund Garner, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Edward Garner, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ellinor Garner, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Philip Garner, who landed in New England in 1718
  • Hans Garner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Hans Geo Garner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Jorg Garner, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Garner, who arrived in South Carolina in 1810
  • William Garner, who landed in America in 1811
  • Thomas Garner, aged 45, arrived in Kentucky in 1812
  • Daniel Garner, aged 47, landed in New York in 1812
  • Arthur Garner, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Garner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. John Garner U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Garner Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Garner U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Garner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Garner, who came to Ontario in 1871

Garner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Garner, aged 14, a child, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

Garner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Garner landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Garner, aged 36, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mary Ann Garner, aged 29, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Harry Garner arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Charles C. Garner arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garner (post 1700)



  • John Garner (1952-2015), American rock drummer and vocalist for the band Sir Lord Baltimore
  • Paul "Mousie" Garner (1909-2004), American actor, referred to as "The Grand Old Man Of Vaudeville"
  • Jack Edward Garner (1926-2011), born Jack Edward Bumgarner, an American film and television actor, brother of James Garner
  • Charlie Garner III (b. 1972), former American NFL football running back
  • Peggy Ann Garner (1932-1984), American Academy Juvenile Award winning child actress
  • Kelli Brianne Garner (b. 1984), American actress
  • Philip Mason Garner (b. 1949), American former Major League Baseball infielder
  • Thomas Elijah "Eli" Garner (b. 1991), American soccer player
  • Chris Garner (b. 1969), American former tennis player, ranked World number 120 (1991)
  • John Nance Garner IV (1868-1967), American politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (1933 to 1941), 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1931 to 1933)
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Garner Historic Events


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Garner Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Walter Ernest Garner, British Leading Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Bernard C Garner, British Boy 1st Class from Launceston, Cornwall, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Ernest Garner, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was listed as missing in action

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Suggested Readings for the name Garner


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Suggested Readings for the name Garner



  • Garner Genealogy: Record of the Descendants of Reverend James Garner II, Soldier of the American Revolution by B. Irene Garner Mooney.
  • Southern Garners: Our Branch of the Garner-Keene Family by Sam Garner.

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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