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Gardiner Family History

Gardiner Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Gardner .

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


Similar surnames: Gardener, Garner, Gardner, Marriner, Gainer, Garnier, Gardinier

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Where is the Gardiner family from?

You can see how Gardiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gardiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gardiner families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,385 Gardiner families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Gardiner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gardiner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gardiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gardiner 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 Gardiner. 11% of Gardiner men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Gardiner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gardiner were Retired and Housewife. .

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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
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Gardener
    3%
  • Retired
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 324,000 census records available for the last name Gardiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gardiner 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Gardiner. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Gardiner. For the veterans among your Gardiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gardiner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gardiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gardiner in 1941 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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