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The GARDNER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 138,660 182 0.051 514
United States (1880 census) 36,671 134 0.073 733
Change since 1880 +101989 -48 -0.022 -219
Other Countries
Australia 5,861 230 0.036 359
United Kingdom 28,573 173 0.062 622
Top States for GARDNER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 10,454 279 0.031 309
Texas 8,534 281 0.041 409
Florida 8,293 190 0.052 519
New York 7,204 173 0.038 380
Pennsylvania 6,129 146 0.050 499
Top States for GARDNER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 2,986 54 0.134 1,337
Idaho 1,204 82 0.093 930
Maine 1,153 154 0.090 904
South Carolina 3,453 146 0.086 861
Mississippi 2,426 150 0.085 853


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called GARDNER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GARDNER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GARDNER in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GARDNER by picking someone at random in Utah than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GARDNER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GARDNER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the GARDNER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of GARDNER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 929 0.67
Asian/Pacific 610 0.44
White (Caucasian) 107,087 77.23
Black/African American 25,888 18.67
Mixed Race 2,094 1.51
White (Hispanic) 2,038 1.47

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the GARDNER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GARDNER in historical publications

GARDNER. See Gardener.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to GARDNER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GARDNER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for GARDNER

The following words are slight variants of GARDNER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.