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Renner Family History

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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Where is the Renner family from?

You can see how Renner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Renner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Renner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Renner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Renner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Renner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Renner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Renner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Renner. 19% of Renner men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Renner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renner were Clerk and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Waitress
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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