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Lather Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a maker of slats or laths (see Lattner). English: perhaps a variant of Leather.

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


Similar surnames: Latner, Leather, Rather, Luther, Latter, Lathers, Lasher, Mather

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Where is the Lather family from?

You can see how Lather families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lather family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lather families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Lather families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lather's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lather families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lather surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lather ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lather. 24% of Lather men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Lather women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lather were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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*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
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Lather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lather census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 713 immigration records available for the last name Lather. 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 Cards

There are 791 military records available for the last name Lather. For the veterans among your Lather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lather lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Lather in 1962 was 34, and 87 in 2004.

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