Trainer Family History

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Trainer Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a trapper, from an agent derivative of Middle English trayne, Old French traine ‘guile’, ‘trickery’, ‘snare’, ‘trap’. Compare Train. Variant spelling of Irish Trainor. Altered spelling of German Trainer, a habitational name for someone from Train in Bavaria or Trainau in Upper Franconia.

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

Similar surnames: Train, Bradner, Rainer, Tanner, Raine, Treiber, Trainor, Twiner

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Trainer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Trainer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Trainer Family Origin

Where is the Trainer family from?

Trainer Family Occupations

What did your Trainer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trainer. The most common Trainer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Trainer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trainer family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Trainer Historical Records

What Trainer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Trainer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trainer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Trainer. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Trainer. For the veterans among your Trainer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trainer Life Expectancy

What is the average Trainer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Trainer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Trainer in 1942 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trainer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trainer 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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