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GARDNER, the original spelling

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GARDNER, the original spelling

Posted: 13 Nov 2009 12:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: GARDNER
Does anyone know the original spelling of the Gardner surname.

Most say it was Gardiner, and it came from the Norman French word, 'gardinier' which means gardener and the family was Anglo - Saxon.

However, it seems the Gardners were Norman French and the name was Anglo - Saxon.

The name was spelled Gardyner in early records, and by 1600 it was spelled Gardiner.

Gardyner, or GARDYNYR in Old English means the following:
'GAR' means 'spear'
'DYN' means 'sound of alarm'
'YR' means 'back of axe'

It is said that GARDYNYR, the probable original spelling, means 'one who clashes with arms'.

The GARDNER surname seems to have two meanings, one dealing with gardens and enclosures, and the other dealing with weapons and battle.

Seems the family name has a lot to do with war and peace.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
CoreyGardner5... 13 Nov 2009 7:45PM GMT 
roseterry_1 14 Nov 2009 3:59PM GMT 
CoreyGardner5... 14 Nov 2009 5:03PM GMT 
bobgardner58 20 May 2012 12:59AM GMT 
Little_Mauric... 20 May 2012 9:59PM GMT 
CoreyGardner5... 10 Nov 2012 6:52PM GMT 
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