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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


Similar surnames: Mander, Matter, Mathew, Lather, Matters, Cater, Rather, Manser

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Mather Family Origin

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Mather Family Occupations

What did your Mather ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Mather's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mather. A less common occupation for the Mather family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Merchant

    2%

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Mather Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mather. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mather 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mather. 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 Mather. For the veterans among your Mather ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mather Life Expectancy

What is the average Mather lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mather life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mather in 1944 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mather 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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