hello elizabeth my name is james gardin. I searched my ancesters and apparently they were northitalians from the area of venice treviso vicenza and riese. I was born in belgium. Even the famous couturier pierre gardin was born in treviso castelfranco and is also related to us. I have a pedigree chart from the gardin family in belgium. The name will be find in italy france belgium brazil cuba quadeloupe argentina us etc... But the name is originally Italian! Also the name Garbin garbini and gardini is present in Italy also around the area of venice! I hope you have enough info now?