Meaning and Origin of: Garner

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Granary
  • French : Sentry

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from Anglo-Norman French gerner ‘granary’ (Old French grenier, from Late Latin granarium, a derivative of granum ‘grain’). It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a barn or granary, or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of the stores kept in a granary.
  • English : variant of Warner 1, from a central Old French form.
  • English : reduced form of Gardener.
  • South German : from an agent derivative of Middle High German garn ‘thread’; by extension, an occupational name for a fisherman.
  • Altered spelling of Gerner.

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