1) Variant form of the German occupational surname Garner, deriving from Middle High German garn = 'yarn, thread, net' for a yarn producer or trader, or for a fisherman fishing with a net or a net sewer 
3) From a place name im Gern deriving from Middle High German gēr[e]) = 'wedge-shaped strip of ground' 
4) Nick name deriving from Middle High German gernēre = 'craving one, beggar' 
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