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Rater Name Meaning

occupational name meaning ‘counselor’, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rat, modern German Rat ‘counsel’. from a Germanic personal name based on rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. habitational name for someone from places called Rath or Rathen.

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


Similar surnames: Rader, Raber, Rather, Rager, Raker, Reder, Rayer, Raiter, Kater

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Rater Family Origin

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Rater Family Occupations

What did your Rater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeps House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rater. The most common Rater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Rater's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rater family was Domestic Serv.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeps House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Domestic Serv

    6%

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

Rater Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rater Life Expectancy

What is the average Rater lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rater in 1960 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rater 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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