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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Trainer is Mac Threinfir, from the words trean, meaning strong, and fear meaning man. This name is often rendered MacTraynor or MacTreanor in English, but the Anglicizations Mac Crainor and MacCreanor are actually more phonetically accurate.

Trainer Early Origins



The surname Trainer was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat and were associated with the family of Armstrong which settled in that county from the English/Scottish border.

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Trainer Spelling Variations


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Trainer Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Trainer family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Traynor, Trainor, Trayner and others.

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Trainer Early History


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Trainer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trainer research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trainer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trainer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trainer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Trainer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Trainer family in North America:

Trainer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Trainer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • John Trainer, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856
  • Thomas Trainer, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Mary Ann Trainer, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864

Trainer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Trainer, aged 27, who landed in America from Ballymalallet, Ireland, in 1907
  • Ann Trainer, aged 79, who emigrated to America from Waltham Cross, England, in 1909
  • Arthur Trainer, aged 29, who settled in America from Gourock, Scotland, in 1909
  • Clara Trainer, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Charlotte Trainer, aged 60, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Trainer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Trainer U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Trainer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Trainer, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Bernard Trainer, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Hannah Trainer, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland

Trainer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bartholomew Trainer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm
  • Ann Trainer, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • Ann Trainer, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Owen Trainer, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trainer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trainer (post 1700)



  • Melissa G. Trainer (b. 1978), American astrobiologist
  • Russell Raymond Trainer (1921-1992), American author and novelist, best known for his The Lolita Complex
  • David Trainer, American three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated television director
  • Joe Trainer (b. 1968), American head coach of the Rhode Island Rams football
  • Todd Stanford Trainer, American drummer
  • Douglas Trainer, President of the National Union of Students of the United Kingdom (1996 to 1998)
  • John Patrick Trainer (b. 1943), former Australian politician, Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly (1986 to 1990)
  • James Trainer (1863-1915), Welsh association footballer
  • Marie Trainer (b. 1946), Canadian politician, former mayor of Haldimand County, Ontario
  • Phil Trainer (b. 1981), English footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MORLEY 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Morley.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
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The Trainer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trainer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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