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Renter Name Meaning

German: probably a short form of a personal name composed with rant ‘edge (of a shield)’, ‘shield’.

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

Similar surnames: Retter, Renker, Fenter, Venter, Renfer, Reeter, Getter, Render

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Where is the Renter family from?

You can see how Renter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Renter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Renter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Renter family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Renter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Renter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Renter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Renter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Renter. 24% of Renter men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Renter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Renter were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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What Renter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Renter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Renter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Renter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Renter. For the veterans among your Renter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Renter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Renter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Renter in 1954 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

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