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Wainer Surname Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): occupational name for a wagoner or carter from Middle English wainer ‘wagon driver’ an agent derivative of Old English wæg(e)n wæn ‘cart’. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: variant of Weiner . This surname is very rare in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Wagner, Wapner, Weiner, Rainer, Winer, Kasner, Walker, Warner, Wanner

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Where is the Wainer family from?

You can see how Wainer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wainer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wainer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 59 Wainer families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Wainer's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Wainer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wainer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wainer 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 Wainer. 60% of Wainer men worked as a General Labourer and 93% of Wainer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wainer were Gents Tailors Presser and Domestic Servant. .

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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
  • Gents Tailors Presser

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shop Assistant
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wainer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wainer. For the veterans among your Wainer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wainer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Wainer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wainer in 1959 was 56, and 94 in 2004.

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