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Rayner Family History

Rayner Name Meaning
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

721,046 Historical Documents with Rayner on Ancestry.com
231,925 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,343 Military Records
21,332 Immigration Records
182,054 Census and Voter Lists
276,392 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rayner Families

  • Number of Rayner families
     39 - 75
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rayner families
     769 - 1,536
     257 - 768
     1 - 256
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rayner families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rayner Family Origin

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Rayner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rayner

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Rayner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rayner census records

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Rayner Civil War Service Records

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