Rader Family History

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Rader Name Meaning

occupational name for a wheelwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rat ‘wheel’. (Räder): metonymic occupational name for a flour sifter or mill hand, from Middle High German reder ‘sieve’. occasionally an occupational name from Middle Low German rader ‘adviser’. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. Americanized spelling of German Röder (see Roeder).

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


Similar surnames: Reder, Rater, Roder, Raber, Mader, Ader, Radder, Rayer, Hader, Ramer

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Rader Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rader name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rader. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • European Jewish

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Rader Family Origin

Where is the Rader family from?

Rader Family Occupations

What did your Rader ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rader occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Rader's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rader. A less common occupation for the Rader family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Rader Historical Records

What Rader family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Rader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rader 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rader. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Rader. For the veterans among your Rader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rader Life Expectancy

What is the average Rader lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rader in 1944 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rader

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rader 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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