Rathert Family History

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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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Rathert Family Origin

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Rathert Family Occupations

What did your Rathert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rathert family was Brick Layer. Carpenter, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rathert. The most common Rathert occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Rathert's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick Layer


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

Rathert Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rathert Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rathert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rathert 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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