Gerner

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Usage

Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

Transferred use of the German surname Gerner [1] [2]:

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]

2) From a place named Gern in Bavaria, Austria or Switzerland [1] [3] [2]

3) From a place name im Gern deriving from Middle High German gēr[e]) = 'wedge-shaped strip of ground' [3]

4) Nick name deriving from Middle High German gernēre = 'craving one, beggar' [3]

Related Names

Gerner
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gerner
Genitive: Gerners
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gerner
Genitive: Gerners
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gerner
Genitive: Gerners

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 21 people were named Gerner (percentage of first or only given name: 29 %) [4]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[5]
244
n.a.
0
n.a.
244
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
2 29 0 2 2 27
Norway Norway[7]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
1 0 0
n.a.
1
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gerner.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Familiennamen (2000)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/