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Reiner Name Meaning

German: from a personal name formed with the ancient Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hari heri ‘army’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace). German: topographic name for someone living at the edge of a field or wood from Middle High German rein ‘edge embankment’. Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Rajner or Slovenian Rajnar: from a personal name of German origin (see 1 above). Compare Rainer 5.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Regner, Reifer, Reiser, Reisner, Keiner, Reimer, Reinert, Reiter

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You can see how Reiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reiner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 20 Reiner families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Reiner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reiner families in 1911.
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What did your Reiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reiner. 80% of Reiner men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Cultivateur
    20%
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Reiner. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Reiner. For the veterans among your Reiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reiner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Reiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Reiner in 1952 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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