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Gardyner, Gardner, Gardinier


The surname Gardner is derived from the Saxon words gar, meaning "a weapon", and dyn meaning "sound/alarm", combined with the termination er gives the name "Gair-den-er", which means "a warrior" or "one who bears arms". Early variants included Gardyner, Gardener, Gardenar, Gardinier, Gardiner, and Gardner; the last two are the most common today.