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Reiner Name Meaning

German: from a personal name formed with the ancient Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hari heri ‘army’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace). German: topographic name for someone living at the edge of a field or wood from Middle High German rein ‘edge embankment’. Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Rajner or Slovenian Rajnar: from a personal name of German origin (see 1 above). Compare Rainer 5.

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

Similar surnames: Regner, Reifer, Reiser, Reisner, Keiner, Reimer, Reinert, Reiter

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Where is the Reiner family from?

You can see how Reiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reiner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 12 Reiner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Reiner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reiner families in 1840.
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What did your Reiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reiner. 11% of Reiner men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Reiner women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reiner were Clerk 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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Reiner. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Reiner. For the veterans among your Reiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reiner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Reiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Reiner in 1952 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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