This interesting name is a medieval job description for an official who superintended the supply of Pork to a Lords House or Castle, "The Steward of the Larder", The history of the City of York written in 1785 but referring to a period Circa 1300 states that David le Lardiner, holds one Serjeantry and keeper of the Forest Gaol(?) and also Seizer of cattle which are taken for indebtedness to the King. The name development includes (1693), Jon Lardner married Hannah Moore in London whilst in 1701, John Lardner (Apothecary) was baptised at St. Dionis Backchurch, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ywon Le Lardaner. which was dated 1289, in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire. during the reign of King Edward 1, known as the Hammer of the Scots, 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.