Mather Family History
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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