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Mather Family History

Mather Name Meaning
occupational name for a mower or reaper of grass or hay, Old English m?ðere. Compare Mead, Mower. Hay was formerly of great importance, not only as feed for animals in winter but also for bedding.in southern Lancashire, where it has long been a common surname, it is probably a relatively late development of Madder (see Mader).

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

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Name Distribution of Mather Families

  • Number of Mather families
     108 - 213
     37 - 107
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mather families
     1,927 - 3,851
     643 - 1,926
     1 - 642
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mather families
     127 - 251
     43 - 126
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mather Family Origin

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Mather Immigration Information

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Mather Family Occupations

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