History of your Surname
Get access to Lardner family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Lardner Family History

Lardner Surname Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a servant in charge of a larder or storeroom for provisions from Anglo-Norman French Middle English lardiner an altered form of Anglo-Norman French larder (from Late Latin lardarium a derivative of lar(i)dum ‘bacon fat’). Compare Larder . According to Reaney the term lardiner also denoted a servant who oversaw the pannage of hogs in the forest.

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

Similar surnames: Garner, Ladner, Mariner, Cordner, Harder, Carder, Lerner, Lander

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lardner family from?

You can see how Lardner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lardner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lardner families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 131 Lardner families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Lardner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lardner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lardner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lardner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lardner. 28% of Lardner men worked as a Carpenter and 86% of Lardner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lardner were Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic. .

View Census Data for Lardner | Data not to scale

*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

  • Carpenter
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lardner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Lardner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lardner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Lardner

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lardner. 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.

View all Lardner immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lardner. For the veterans among your Lardner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lardner military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lardner family history

Discover More

What is the average Lardner lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lardner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Lardner in 1948 was 39, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lardner

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lardner family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Lardner last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial