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Trainer Surname Meaning

English (northern): occupational name for a trapper from Middle English trainer ‘trapper of wild animals’ an agent derivative of trainen ‘to set a trap or snare’. See Train and compare Trapp . Irish (Armagh): variant of Trainor . Altered form of German Trainer a habitational name for someone from Train in Bavaria or Trainau in Upper Franconia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Train, Bradner, Rainer, Tanner, Raine, Treiber, Trainor, Twiner

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Where is the Trainer family from?

You can see how Trainer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trainer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trainer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 105 Trainer families living in Lancashire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Trainer's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Trainer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trainer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trainer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Trainer. 56% of Trainer men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Trainer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trainer were Dock Labourer and Household Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    56%
  • Bricklayer
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Dock Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Trainer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trainer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Trainer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Trainer. For the veterans among your Trainer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trainer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Trainer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Trainer in 1942 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

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