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Origins of the Garner surname

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About the Garners

We have a total number of 110908 records for people with the last name Garner.

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Alternative variations of the name Garner

Garner, Gairner, Garnier, Gerner, Garners

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Where do most Garners live?

In 1921, most Garners lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Garners

How common is your surname?

420th most common surname in the UK

We have 100,000 records for the Garner surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Garners most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Garner first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Garners

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Garners in 1921


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Garners in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




Farm Labourer


General Labourer




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