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Traynor Name Meaning

Irish (Monaghan and Louth): variant of Trainor . English (Lancashire): variant of Trainer .

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

Similar surnames: Raynor, Treanor, Trainor, Trainer, Trayer, Cranor, Stayner, Craner

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Where is the Traynor family from?

You can see how Traynor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Traynor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Traynor families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Traynor families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Traynor's in USA. New York had the highest population of Traynor families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Traynor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Traynor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Traynor. 11% of Traynor men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Traynor women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Traynor were Farmer and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Traynor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Traynor. For the veterans among your Traynor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Traynor lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Traynor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Traynor in 1941 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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