Gardener Family Crest


Gardener Family CrestThe English surname Gardener, also found in Ireland and Scotland is of occupational origin being derived  from the Anglo-Norman French  word gardiniermeaning  “a gardener.”  In medieval times this normally denoted a cultivator of edible produce in an orchard or kitchen garden, rather than one who tended ornamental lawns and flower beds. Early references to the name include William le Gardinier of the county of Rutland in 1199, William Gardin of Huntingdon in 1218, and John atte Gardyne of Sussex in the Subsidy Tax Rolls of that county in 1296. Later recordings include: Richard Gardiner, who was a seaman aboard the famous ship "Mayflower" which carried the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World in 1620.

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