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Render Name Meaning

Northern English: of uncertain origin, perhaps from an agent derivative of Middle English rend(en) ‘to divide or split’, hence an occupational name for a woodcutter or a butcher. German: probably a habitational name for someone from Renda (or Rendel) in Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Bender, Reder, Reader, Renner, Rendel, Pender, Reeder, Reider, Redder

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Where is the Render family from?

You can see how Render families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Render family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Render families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 37 Render families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Render's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Render families in 1911.
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What did your Render ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Render. 44% of Render 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
    44%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Baker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Render. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Render census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Render. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Render. For the veterans among your Render ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Render lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Render life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Render in 1943 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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