Gainer Family History

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Gainer Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Gaynor.

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

Similar surnames: Gainor, Rainer, Garner, Gasner, Gaiter, Griner, Gafner, Karner

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Gainer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gainer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gainer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Gainer Family Origin

Where is the Gainer family from?

Gainer Family Occupations

What did your Gainer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Beerhouse Keeper and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gainer. The most common Gainer occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Gainer's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gainer family was Butcher Employing 3 Hands.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Beerhouse Keeper

  • Boot Maker

  • Butcher Employing 3 Hands


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

Gainer Historical Records

What Gainer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Gainer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gainer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gainer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Gainer. For the veterans among your Gainer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gainer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gainer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gainer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gainer in 1941 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gainer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gainer 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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