History of your Surname
Get access to Tranter family records.Start a free trial

Tranter Family History

Tranter Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): occupational name for a peddler or hawker, especially one equipped with a horse and cart, Middle English traunter, traventer (Late Latin travetarius, of uncertain origin, possibly derived from Latin transvehere ‘to convey’).

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

Similar surnames: Tanner, Panter, Prater, Grinter, Granier, Ranger, Grater, Trager

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Tranter family from?

You can see how Tranter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tranter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tranter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Tranter family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Tranter's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Tranter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tranter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tranter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tranter. 15% of Tranter men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Tranter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tranter were Machinist and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Tranter | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Tranter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Tranter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tranter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Tranter

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tranter. 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.

View all Tranter immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Tranter. For the veterans among your Tranter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Tranter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Tranter family history

Discover More

What is the average Tranter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tranter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Tranter in 1949 was 73, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tranter

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Tranter family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial