When Grace Dashwood Thom was born on 7 July 1914, in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Dashwood John Thom, was 25 and her mother, Lilian Grace Eves, was 26. She married Herbert Leonard Gardner on 26 August 1939, in Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bexley, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1939. She died on 3 December 1986, in Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72, and was buried in Shoreham, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
Scottish and English: from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me), a pet form of Thomas . In Scotland, Thom is also an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thom, see McComb .
German: from the personal name Thom, a pet form of Thomas . This surname is also found in France.
Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 譚, see Tan 1.