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Raether Name Meaning

German (Räther):: from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with rād rāt ‘advice counsel’. habitational name for someone from a place called Rath (see Rath ) or Rathen (Rhineland). habitational name from any of the places called Räther and Räthern in northeastern Germany. Compare Rather .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Raether family from?

You can see how Raether families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raether family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Raether families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Raether families living in Wisconsin. This was about 56% of all the recorded Raether's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Raether families in 1880.
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What did your Raether ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raether. 42% of Raether men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Raether women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raether were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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