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Rathert Family History

Rathert Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rad, rat ‘advice’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. variant of Rater 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rothert, Rother, Raether, Rather, Rater, Robert, Rathe, Reisert

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Where is the Rathert family from?

You can see how Rathert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rathert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rathert families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Rathert families living in Illinois. This was about 40% of all the recorded Rathert's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Rathert families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rathert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rathert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rathert. 32% of Rathert men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Rathert women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rathert were Salesman and Housework.

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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
    32%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    42%
  • Cook
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rathert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rathert 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Rathert. 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 640 military records available for the last name Rathert. For the veterans among your Rathert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rathert lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rathert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rathert in 1957 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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