Rainey Family History

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Rainey Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raighne, Ó Ráighne, from a personal name derived from the Old Norse name Rognvaldr (see Ronald, Reynold).

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


Similar surnames: Raine, Gainey, Raines, Radney, Cagney, Arney, Ranney, Hainey, Carney

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Rainey Family Origin

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Rainey Family Occupations

What did your Rainey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rainey. 20% of Rainey men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Rainey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rainey were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%

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

Rainey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Rainey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rainey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Rainey. 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 Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Rainey. For the veterans among your Rainey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rainey Life Expectancy

What is the average Rainey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rainey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rainey in 1940 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

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