Tranter Family History

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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

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Tranter Family Origin

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Tranter Family Occupations

What did your Tranter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tranter. The most common Tranter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Tranter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tranter family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner

  • Clerk In Store


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

Tranter Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Tranter Life Expectancy

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tranter 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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