Tainter Family History

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Tainter Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name from Old French teinturier ‘dyer’.

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


Similar surnames: Painter, Panter, Grinter, Ganter, Trainer, Pointer, Tanner, Pinter

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Tainter Family Origin

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Tainter Family Occupations

What did your Tainter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tainter. 9% of Tainter men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Tainter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tainter were Caretaker and Proprietor

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Automobile Mechanic
    4%
  • Caretaker
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

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

Tainter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tainter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tainter 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 319 immigration records available for the last name Tainter. 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 892 military records available for the last name Tainter. For the veterans among your Tainter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tainter Life Expectancy

What is the average Tainter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tainter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tainter in 1949 was 60, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tainter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tainter 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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