Trainor Family History

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Trainor Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): reduced form of McTraynor, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thréinfhir ‘son of Tréinfhear’, a byname meaning ‘champion’, ‘strong man’ (from tréan ‘strong’ + fear ‘man’). English: variant of Trainer.

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

Similar surnames: Cranor, Trainer, Trevor, Gaynor, Prior, Traynor, Gainor, Raynor

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Trainor Family Origin

Where is the Trainor family from?

Trainor Family Occupations

What did your Trainor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Trainor family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trainor. The most common Trainor occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Trainor's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Trainor Historical Records

What Trainor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Trainor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trainor 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Trainor. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Trainor. For the veterans among your Trainor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trainor Life Expectancy

What is the average Trainor lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Trainor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Trainor in 1949 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Trainor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trainor 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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