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Hainer Name Meaning

South German: from the Germanic personal name Haginher, composed of the elements hag ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Mainer, Hahner, Rainier, Haider, Hafner, Agner, Haener, Haner, Hagner

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Where is the Hainer family from?

You can see how Hainer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hainer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hainer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Hainer families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Hainer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hainer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hainer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hainer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hainer. 24% of Hainer men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Hainer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hainer were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hainer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hainer 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 995 immigration records available for the last name Hainer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hainer. For the veterans among your Hainer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hainer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hainer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hainer in 1946 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

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