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Rather Name Meaning

occupational name for a counselor or nickname for a wise person, from Middle High German rater ‘adviser’. variant of Rathert. (Räther): habitational name for someone from a place called Rath (see Rath 3), or a habitational name from places named Räther and Räthern in northeastern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Rater, Rother, Raether, Ruther, Ranger, Rathe, Ratner, Rachel, Lather

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Rather Family Origin

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Rather Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Painter

    6%

In 1880, the most common Rather occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Rather's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rather family was Painter. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rather.

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Rather Historical Records

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Rather Life Expectancy

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