Name: Garner

Origin and Meaning of the Name Garner

  • Meaning:
    Granary; garden
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  • Meaning:
    Army guard
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    (GAR ner)
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Miscellaneous Info for Garner

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    English speaking countries
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    The surname Garner has three separate origins. In one case it was originally used for someone who lived near or worked in a barn or granary, from Anglo-Norman French 'gerner' (granary). It can also be a contracted form of the surname Gardener, which is from Middle English 'gardin' (garden). This was originally used for someone who cultivated an orchard or kitchen garden of edible plants.

    It can also be a variant of Warner, meaning 'army guard'. For more information see Warner.

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