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Gardener Family History

Gardener Name Meaning

English (southeastern): variant of Gardner .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gardner, Garden, Garner, Lardner, Gardiner, Gartner, Gardinier

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Where is the Gardener family from?

You can see how Gardener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gardener family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gardener families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 675 Gardener families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Gardener's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gardener families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gardener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gardener ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gardener. 12% of Gardener men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Gardener women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gardener were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Gardener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gardener census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Gardener. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Gardener. For the veterans among your Gardener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gardener lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gardener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gardener in 1947 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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