Cather Family History

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Cather Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Catter or Cather in Dumbartonshire. Altered spelling of Austrian German Köther, a variant of Kötter (see Koetter).

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

Similar surnames: Cathers, Cater, Rather, Lather, Carver, Ruther, Panther, Mathew

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Cather Family Origin

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Cather Family Occupations

What did your Cather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cather family was Laborer. The most common Cather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Cather's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cather.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Cather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Cather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cather 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cather. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cather. For the veterans among your Cather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cather Life Expectancy

What is the average Cather lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Cather in 1943 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cather

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cather 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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