Rainer Family History

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Rainer Name Meaning

Variant spelling of the English family name Rayner, or variant of the French cognate Rainier. German: variant of Reiner.

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

Similar surnames: Trainer, Wainer, Rayner, Rasner, Riner, Raisner, Rhiner, Raine

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Rainer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rainer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rainer. 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


  • Norway


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Rainer Family Origin

Where is the Rainer family from?

Rainer Family Occupations

What did your Rainer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rainer family was Publican. Brickmaker, Agricultural Labourer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rainer. The most common Rainer occupation in the UK was Brickmaker. 6% of Rainer's were Brickmakers.

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  • Brickmaker

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Painter

  • Publican


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

Rainer Historical Records

What Rainer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Rainer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rainer 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 Rainer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rainer. For the veterans among your Rainer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rainer Life Expectancy

What is the average Rainer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rainer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Rainer in 1943 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rainer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rainer 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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