Renner Family History

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Renner Name Meaning

from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German rennen ‘to run’, hence an occupational name for a messenger, normally a mounted and armed military servant. variant of Rayner 1, Reiner.

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

Similar surnames: Brenner, Fenner, Benner, Denner, Jenner, Render, Penner, Venner

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Renner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Renner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Renner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Renner Family Origin

Where is the Renner family from?

Renner Family Occupations

What did your Renner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Renner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Renner. The most common Renner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Renner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Renner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Renner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Renner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renner 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Renner. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Renner. For the veterans among your Renner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Renner Life Expectancy

What is the average Renner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Renner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Renner in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Renner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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