Raether Family History

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Raether Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. habitational name from Rathen (Rhineland) or from any of several places called Rath.

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

Similar surnames: Rater, Rather, Reeter, Retter, Rathe, Rathert, Roether, Rother

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Raether Family Origin

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Raether Family Occupations

What did your Raether ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Raether occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Raether's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Raether family was Laborer. Farmer, Baker and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raether.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Raether Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raether. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raether 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 334 immigration records available for the last name Raether. 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 656 military records available for the last name Raether. For the veterans among your Raether ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raether Life Expectancy

What is the average Raether lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Raether life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Raether in 1952 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raether 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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