Rainer Family History

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Rainer Name Meaning

Variant spelling of the English family name Rayner, or variant of the French cognate Rainier. German: variant of Reiner.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Trainer, Wainer, Rayner, Rasner, Riner, Raisner, Rhiner, Raine

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Rainer Family Origin

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Rainer Family Occupations

What did your Rainer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, piano Maker, B...P Finisher and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rainer. The most common Rainer occupation in Canada was Piano Maker. 25% of Rainer's were Piano Makers. A less common occupation for the Rainer family was Harness Maker.

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  • Piano Maker

    25%
  • B...P Finisher

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Harness Maker

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rainer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rainer Historical Records

What Rainer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rainer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rainer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rainer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rainer. For the veterans among your Rainer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rainer Life Expectancy

What is the average Rainer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rainer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Rainer in 1943 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rainer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rainer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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