Renter Family History

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Renter Name Meaning

German: probably a short form of a personal name composed with rant ‘edge (of a shield)’, ‘shield’.

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

Similar surnames: Retter, Renker, Fenter, Venter, Renfer, Reeter, Getter, Render

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Renter Family Origin

Where is the Renter family from?

Renter Family Occupations

What did your Renter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Sawyer, Farmer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Renter. The most common Renter occupation in Canada was Sawyer. 40% of Renter's were Sawyers. A less common occupation for the Renter family was Segar Maker.

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  • Sawyer

  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Segar Maker


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

Renter Historical Records

What Renter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Renter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Renter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Renter. For the veterans among your Renter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renter Life Expectancy

What is the average Renter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Renter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Renter in 1954 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Renter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Renter 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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