Garner

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. English: variant of Warner 1, from a central Old French form.
  3. English: reduced form of Gardener.
  4. South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German garn ‘thread’; by extension, an occupational name for a fisherman.
  5. Altered spelling of Gerner.

Famous people with this last name: Jennifer Garner

This name appears in the following lists: Black History/Civil Rights Leaders

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