Rayner Family History

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Rayner Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Rainer, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hari, heri ‘army’ Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from an inflected form of German rein or central Yiddish rayn ‘pure’. Probably also an altered spelling of German Reiner.

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


Similar surnames: Rayer, Rasner, Rainer, Rainier, Raymer, Rayder, Ryner, Radner

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Rayner Family Origin

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Rayner Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rayner family was Annuitant. The most common Rayner occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Rayner's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayner.

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Rayner Historical Records

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Rayner Life Expectancy

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